Sunday, September 17, 2006
Camping at the Beach
So we decided to go camping this past Friday over in Kawaihae at Spencers Beach. We leave at 8 p.m. and head to Wal-mart where we pick up a tent and sleeping bags. We do not bring a pillow or something soft to sleep on. bad mistake. So we get there at around 10 and set up camp. The only place we can pitch our tent is on a rough, rocky surface. This is where the air mattress would have been handy. So we try to settle in and all of a sudden it starts raining...hard. We didn't put the tent up properly soo it starts leaking and Dan goes out in the rain to try and fix it. I am suffering inside b/c I am so uncomfartable trying to sleep on the ground. We think about just going home then remember they close the gats and lock everyone in so we are stuck there. I go try and sleep in the car but it doesn't work. I pretty much sit in the car all night and cry my eyes out while Dan sits up in the tent concerned about me. So neither of us sleep. The next morning the rain had cleared and it was a beautiful day. Dan is meeting his friend in Kona to go for a ride. I stay at the beach...bad mistake for me. I am there for 6 hours and I run out of food and water. I can't get a hold of Dan and am on the verge of an emotional breakdown. I have been VERY weepy lately. So Lynne calls right as I am breaking down. I immediately start bawling like a baby and I doubt she could even understand what I was saying. Needless to say Dan finally came back and I got some food and water. Dan was only supposed to go out for a 2 hour ride but due to the wind it took them 2 hours to get back from going 1 hour out. It was an extremely hot day and the poor thing got sick and had a crappy ride. So when we met up we were not happy campers at all. I think I even told Lynne to call Dan to warn him what he was in for when he finally got to me! Sorry, Lynne!! I felt so silly afterwards but perfect timing!
We should have known that it would turn out that way...I think all of our camping trips have ended up being one big mess or adventure!! I did see two huge turtles swim under me at the beach and am now darker than dark. It was a beautiful place to camp so enjoy the pics!!