So, let’s see, as my beautiful wife reminds me, I’m a little behind.
For instance, I haven’t talked about this year’s Washington Brewers’ Festival. Of course we went, and of course we drank copiously. That’s what we do. KrisDi blew some horrendously high number on the breathalyzer (they had a tent there for you to try it!), and I met up with several co-workers. We ate and got sunburnt and enjoyed ourselves. I’m not sure where it will be next year, because rumor has it that the park it has been held at for the last few years will be closing. I don’t really know how a park closes, but I imagine they just stop keeping it up.
We (including E-Dubs and Pixel Chick and their abominable “canine”) also went camping at Deception Pass. I don’t remember going tent camping before (although I’ve camped and slept in tents frequently), and I don’t think KrisDi or the others ever have. This is definitely my first memory of living out of a cooler for a couple days.
Let me say, I think our cooler could have been laid out better.
No luxury was left behind (except for the house). We toasted bagels over charcoal for lox & bagels, which was delicious, but probably more ‘gourmet’ than anything I ever ate when camping with a full blown stove, oven, and grill. We had a selection of beers (Blue Moon, Pyramid’s newly named “Audacious” Apricot, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale) and ate several burgers that were fancier than I make at home. We tried to make a beer cabbage (beer + brown sugar dumped into a cabbage and wrapped in tin foil, stuck in the fire for a while) which turned out mediocre.
I smashed my camera on Saturday morning. I went out walking by the ocean and walked up on some rocks, which were wet. I had the camera in my pocket, slipped and landed right on top of it. I guess I’m lucky I didn’t break any bones (it was a pretty hard fall, and I was a little sore afterward).
Deception Pass is beautiful, however. There’s a section where a freshwater lake is separated from the ocean by only about 100 feet of sandbar. The view from the bridge is incredible (we went on a relatively easy hike from the our campsite to the bridge). I also invented the “s’mo-betta” — s’mores + peanut butter. Fucking delicious!
Anyway, here are the pictures I took before I landed on my camera.
Remember, this is the camera I bought to replace my old camera just before our wedding because it was smoking every time the flash went off. That means I had it for about two months before replacing it.