Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Melanie's Monday - Road Trip!

Hey guys! It's Melanie!

So. The road trip. It was awesome!

We left at the break of dawn. I loved being on the road to see the sun rise! It's so beautiful! And even though it was early in the morning, it was awesome to have this excitement in the car! I could just tell that it was going to be a great trip.

We spent a few days up in the mountains, and it was so pretty there! It was nice to actually get to see countless stars in the sky that weren't washed out by city lights.

And the story with the tent. Hilarious! So even though new tents require a small amount of work to set up, the guys managed to somehow make it a maximum amount of work to set up. Kassie and I had no problem setting it up (just one look at the directions), but for some reason, Cal and Paul had the most difficult time getting that tent open and to stay open! It eventually took the four of us to get that thing open properly.

But we had the best time in the mountains. We had campfires every night, and we'd brought more than enough graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows for a s'mores fest each night! I can't even put into words how nice it was to just be away from the big city, away from any possible worries, and just be having a great time, making s'mores, with my friends. It was honestly a great time.

During the day, we spent time hiking and just exploring the general area. (And watching out for snakes. Don't need any surprises there!)

When we had finished our trip in the mountains, we spent the rest of our trip driving around the state and seeing general landmarks and such. (Which was when I was able to quickly get to an internet cafe to leave last week's blog!)

This trip, though, was amazing! That is really all I have to say. I couldn't have imagined it going better.

Any amazing trips that you all have taken?

Melanie Ryder is a character that can be found in Alyssa Montgomery's short stories, Where Are You? and 9:53 P.M. (from the Heat of the Moment Anthology).


Pam Ripling said...

This makes me want to go camping again. It's been way too long! Yeah, tents can be challenging. Especially to guys who don't like to read instructions. What other wildlife did you see there? (Besides Cal and Paul, that is!)


ps - now I'm wanting s'mores, too! :)

Iris Black said...

Awesome! My favorite trips have been to the mountains as well- lots of goofy hiking stories that can wait for another time.

Glad you had fun- and that you didn't forget the marshmallows!