Friday, September 2, 2011
I find every camping trip has a theme. This was one was a paraphrased line from the Simpsons - "Fine dining in a wasp filled environment!" There were wasps everywhere, and you couldn't open a pop without one of them landing on the rim for a sip! Raymond was stung twice! And the mosquitoes. I brought three cans of Deep Woods Off and I'm still covered in very annoying and swollen bites! (And before you say that DEET is bad for you, I'm really sensitive to mosquito bites and me being up all night scratching until my skin bleeds and keeping Raymond awake with my whining is far more dangerous than a few days of DEET a year!)
Bad Kitty (black flowers with fibre optic lime green beads inside), bought some peaches from the peach shop, four different kinds of garlic for taste testing this weekend, three local honeys (dark honey, linden, and vegetable honey), and some other veggies!
I think pulled pork is becoming the new hamburger around here. It seems we can find pulled pork in the smallest cafe but not a burger! Not complaining, but what's up with that?
I was reminded why I don't tend to camp in British Columbia much - $30 per night. When we were on the Pacific Ocean last year in Oregon we paid $18, in Washington state I think it was $15, and last time in Idaho was $12 or $14, and the campgrounds were comparable, if not better, with showers and lakes and everything else. It's a pity our provincial government charges so much (and we have to pay for wood as well!) It's on par with going to the Rocky Mountains and staying in Banff (which was gorgeous!)
Now I get to dream about the next trip next summer!