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lindyjean's picture
on April 13, 2011 - 8:19pm

we're going camping tomorrow. i haven't been in a couple of years---the last time we went, up near Big Sur, we got evacuated one day into a 5-day trip because of a huge brushfire. we weren't in any danger---the fire was about 6 miles off, but they wanted the campground for a staging area for all of the crews so we had all afternoon to get out---it's not like we left in a hurry, running for our lives, nothing so dramatic.

we are going to a lovely beachside state park above santa barbara. i'm sorry my middle kid won't be able to join us, but he has recently moved to san diego, and his work schedule is such that he can't make it. i am so very grateful that our kids actually like to do things with us---i think we're pretty fun to be around, and it's nice that they all like their siblings and parents. the other two kids will be there with their significant others, and the weather is supposed to be in the 70s, so, how can it get any better???? except for missing my son, it can't.

so, after work tomorrow, i will pick up my daughter and other son's girlfriend, and we will join my husband (who gets off earlier and going down to set up) and the son at camp. i didn't mention, but the campground is only 45 minutes from home, so we didn't have to coordinate our travel for convenience. my daughter and i can only stay til sunday night, but the rest will stay til monday. the daughter's boyfriend will join us on saturday, and we'll have a big BBQ that night. i'm really looking forward to it.

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