Outside of that, there was this
Taper is fantastic. I did get in three 10 mile runs, and not much else. Couple of rides, a swim, a brick. Beach 2 Battleship is 8 days away. I should be rested, and I'm certainly ready to get to that starting line.
After the brick Saturday, it was time to get ready and packed up to take the EG camping. It ended up being a mad scramble to get it all done. There was veggies to cut, get all the camping "stuff" ready, get lunch done with Bigun, and only had a few hours to pull it all together. Plus EG had a birthday party to go to, in which she wrote on the boy's card "I love you literally" and apparently that was a hit. He totally picked her for a lunch thing today at school.
Eventually we found the campsite and started setting up, only half an hour later than expected. This trip was with her Indian Princess tribe and the hope was that all 11 girls would get along well with each other and the weather would be sunny and 70* the whole time. At least all the kids got along.
|She crawled right into her sleeping bag as soon as I got the tent setup|
|Veggies cooking on the campfire. Yum! They turned out incredible. EG in the background.|
|Roasting marshmallows, and this is about as close as she got to the fire. Bigun can't keep her hands out of it when she's camping.|
|S'Mores made with the largest marshmallow's ever created|
Apparently, I pitched the tent on a part of the campsite that was slightly slanted. It wasn't obvious to look at, but when I woke up this morning EG had slid over to me and wasn't awake yet. This may be the sweetest picture I ever get with her. Freaking incredible.
|She's so sweet when she's asleep.|
|Playing in the woods sunday morning in pj's and a chicken hat|
|Ol' Turkey Head strikes again. Somebody slept great in the tent with Daddy!|
|The Unicornicopia's go camping|
We didn't get there in time for any of that. EG and I got parked and checked in just in time to make the hike out to the big tree. After that was dinner and then the evening ceremony, which is really the most important part of the entire fall outing.
|No patches on that vest yet... slackin|
|The Big Tree is 200 to 250 years old|
|We really have a great tribe going here. So much fun!|
At the end, I'd say it was "mission accomplished" for the day.
|I was stopped at a red light|