Sunday, March 16, 2008

Relationship challenge #2: The First Camping Trip

The redhead and I headed out of town for our first weekend camping trip. This former boy scout was pleasantly surprised at the wife's willingness to brave the outdoors for 48 hours, given that her idea of "roughing it" involves campgrounds such as the Hilton or the Marriott. Of course, this was camping in Southern California, meaning that the only dangerous animals spotted were the two jaguars that cruised into the campground on four wheels and the afternoon of hiking was scrapped for a drive to a nearby vineyard for some wine tasting. In similar fashion, the Saturday night of card playing around the campfire turned into an outing to Starbucks, convieniently located just five minutes away from the wilderness.


At any rate, the weekend was a blast and the menacing rain clouds hanging overhead didn't amount to much. Though my bride claims to be quite delicate and not the camping type, she scored major points in my book with the creative way she faced many of the challenges of camping. She never ceases to amaze me.

(For those of you interested in reading about relationship challenge #1, you'll find that located here.)

7 comments:

camping tents said...

That is great that the two of you will be able to share camping together, even if it is not that wild. My husband and I think our camping trips are the best part of our marriage.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

HA! I had to laugh at your link to relationship challenge number 1. :) Here's to many more successful challenges in your future together!

Autumn's Mom said...

I'm glad the camping trip went well :)

Cherry said...

How funny she didn't really write about the bedroom as a challenge, and yet you say it was the first. Only 2 challenges is pretty good for being married 8 months, I'd say!

Hope there are many more camping trips in your future!

Starshine said...

Cherry,

It was a fun challenge. The challenging part was trying to get all the frames lined up. Once we finally accomplished the task (at our last nerve!), Hubs exclaimed that every engaged couple should be required to hang pictures together as a test of their relationship! Hee-hee!

Kim said...

If you feel like "roughing it" OC style, try Canyon RV Park (www.canyonrvpark.com) in Anaheim Hills. They have cabins that you can rent right by the Santa Ana River for relatively cheap prices, and they seem relatively nice.

Anonymous said...

Hey big bro, that is just too funny! I am glad you guys had a good time. Tell you wife that I agree with her and my idea of camping exist with a Hilton or Marriott!