Monday, July 11, 2011

camping baby, camping

gilbert, fully loaded
hope everyone had a great weekend cause we sure did! summer is truly not summer until a camping trip is made and one to the redwood forest of california to be exact! like i said in my last post we woke up really early, 5:30 which nobody should really be up that early but we had to if we wanted to get to the train on time to san francisco and then get on the golden gate bridge before the tourists did. biking on the golden gate bridge with hoards of people is really hard and since the bike side of the bridge is closed everyone is forced to share.

 we made a pit stop once we got into saulsalito at the our favorite little restaurant cibo and ordered some paninis & espresso and then rolled out.
the ride there was so nice and it was getting hotter as the minutes ticked by. when it got time for us to climb the last, long, big hill it was almost 80 degrees out... the one thing to remember about climbing a hill is that once you reach the peak it is all down hill and man did that breeze feel so good.

our home for 2 nights <3
this particular park that we camped at has a biker & hiker camp site so it is first come first serve and a communal space. we were the first to arrive that day and picked out the best spot! we had our very own redwood lair to call home for the next two days.
 man was this place gorgeous! the trees are so tall and everything was so green and the smell was outstanding. it felt so good to take a deep breath of that cool redwood air. and to look up and just see trees and wonder how old some of the trees were. some of them were huge and to have gotten that big they must have been hundreds of years old.
this park was perfect! they had hot showers which after the sweaty & hot ride there was like a dream to to able to wash away all the salt and sunscreen.
 we then headed to the creek and hung out there for a while and i watched the mister skip rocks. we then headed back home to our redwood grove, started a fire, ate a nice light dinner and made some jiffy pop which took FOREVER to pop but it finally did and it was oh so yummy. other bikers came and we made friends and chit chatted with them by the fire.
the mister lookin' good
 saturday we slept-in which can be really hard while camping but it was so dark in our redwood lair that every time i woke up i kept thinking it was too early then would roll over and continue to cuddle with the mister. finally when we did wake up everyone was gone. we packed up a bit and headed to the coast to a little town called point reyes station. the town is so cute and full of bikers all making a pit stop at the famous bovine bakery. we sat on this really cool tree bench and shot-the-shit about our future and the plans we want for our lives. we had such a great time <3
 we headed back and laid by the creek, read & drank some beers. we both felt a little sun kissed so we headed back home, drank a box of wine, and called it an early night. we woke up super early again and packed our bags and made the long trek home. it was such a great ride home with barely any cars on the road.

we were a bit sad to come home after spending such a wonderful weekend with nature and enjoying a park that in 1 year will be closed due to california being so damn broke. we have plans to go again in a couple of weeks. we want to take as much advantage while we still can. plus i really need to see bob the chipmunk who we made friends with one last time! sorry no picture of bob, he was so darn fast!
when we got home the mister did a google map of our route and our entire trip we did over 80 miles and plenty of that was uphill....boo-yay!!! when he said that i felt like wonder woman!!! i'm lovin' my muscular gams :D

until next time!

xo,
cb

32 comments:

  1. Oh wow that looks like the best weekend ever. I love the redwoods, they're so beautiful. I also like making chipmunk friends. Also, you look smokin' hot in your swimsuit!! Like SUPER smokin' hot!

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  2. you're so adorable in your cute little camping outfits! the idea of spending that much time in the out of doors terrifies me, so you'll have to hold my hand and feed me s'mores if we ever go camping! bear loves being in his natural habitat, but i'm an indoor fox for sure! <3

    also, i think we should wear our matching bathing suits to adults only roller boogie!

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  3. wow lady, this weekend trip you took sounds awesome. 80miles...wowzers you are one fit lady! i have been to muir woods but long to camp in the red wood forest of CA you're so lucky you can get there so easily...so glad your going to go back i can tell you had such a relaxing time!

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  4. those trees are insane!! i've always wanted to see ones that big!

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  5. what a gorgeous place to go camping. sounds like a pretty wonderful weekend.

    -erin

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  6. Oh, your redwoods are on my Things I Must See Before I Die list! I'm amazed that you can camp right amongst them. What a fabulous weekend!

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  7. wow that looks like a dream! i bet ya'll's legs were tired!

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  8. wow! sounds so amazing! I'm glad you had such a great time! :) -Lo

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  9. wow dreamy...dreamy...dreamy, ahh. this sounds like such a trip my husband and i would absolutely cherish. we went to over to your neck of the woods for our honeymoon last summer and we fell deep in love with the redwood forest. everything about this weekend you just had is beautiful! camping, biking, the majestic redwoods, beer, shooting-the-shit with your husband. you guys look like you have an awesome relationship:)

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  10. oh yea and i really hate to hear that place is closing in a year! that means i maybe should really make it there for our honeymoon anniversary this summer...hmmm! lightbulb just went off.

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  11. whoa lady! 80 miles- that's craziness! :) looks like such a beautiful place, and sounds like the loveliest of times <3 wish i could've been there

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  12. this looks amazing! what a wonderful bike trip and to such a beautiful looking spot. S.

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  13. I'm so glad you had a great time on your camping trip! It really sounds like so much fun!! The last couple days I've been looking for fun places to go in sf that I might have missed on previous trips. I've never thought of camping around that area. Sounds like a lot fun!
    Looking forward to your post :)
    Have a great day!!
    xo

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  14. This looks like such a lovely trip, and so romantic too. Sweet that you two can enjoy things like this together! xo

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  15. ah maaaan I'm so jealous! I NEED to get out camping in the Westy asap. Would you believe it if I told you we hadn't been since the meetup in May? Completely disgraceful. So glad you had an awesome time. PS--you look uh-mazing in that swimsuit ma'dear. Love it!

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  16. i wish I wasnt so afraid of bears and snakes so I could go camping too. I must learn to overcome those fears cause your camping trip looks awesome. Idea time: me you alicia camping many boxes of wine

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  17. That looks so beautiful! What amazing pictures :) I have always wanted to hug a Redwood. One day when I make it to California I will do just that! I really admire your biking skills- 80 miles?! That is crazily amazing. I'm really glad you had such a fantastic time, and thanks for sharing your journey!

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  18. wow! looked like such a beautiful fun trip! i cant believe you biked the whole way

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  19. Looks like a really fun trip! I'm not much for camping, but you make it look so chic. :) Love your little polka dot bathing suit!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  20. Um, this looks like the most magical spot for a camping trip ever! I want to go!

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  21. Ahh I miss camping in the redwoods! I love the tandem bike, so romantic.


    brella brella

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  22. I've never been camping! I really want to try but I'm terrified because I'm not exactly a nature girl, hahah.

    You look adorable though! :D

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  23. Jealous again! Beautiful forest, beautiful weather and the cutiest swimsuit!

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  24. You wore a dress and Converse shoes to go camping. You rock. I am not nearly as fashionable when I'm outside :)

    Lovely post.

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  25. Love the pictures, it sounds amazing!

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  26. Holy! That is my kind of weekend! You photos are amazing, they make me yearn to visit the Redwood Forest all over again! We have cool parks over my way and even though our mountains are the oldest, I've always been in love with those gorgeous redwoods... happy Wednesday!

    xo Shannon

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  27. Sweet weekend OMG watt fun! I love your perfect camp site, I can almost picture the stars at night! You are so adorable in that polka dot swim suit I got one kinda like it this year at Old Navy.

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  28. such a perfect weekend- loved all the pictures and moments. :)

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  29. now that's my kind of camping! I've never heard of or seen a lovelier camping trip, it sounds/looks wonderful - so pleased you had such an amazing trip honey & are already planning the next one! xox

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  30. Wow, that place looks amazing! Those trees are so cool! ANd you look fab as always! :)

    xx Lisa

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  31. Girl, you ARE wonder woman! This was such a great post. I think I would very much enjoy a weekend like this. I love all the pictures!

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  32. Wow! Looks like a beautiful and fun camping excursion!!!

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xo,
cb