First of all, I want to thank all of you for your sweet encouraging comments on yesterday's post. You are all amazing and I can't tell you how much it all meant to me!
HAPPY FRIDAY! Just kidding, it's Thursday. Except for me, it's Friday because I'm taking tomorrow off so I can enjoy a wonderful four day weekend in the most beautiful place in the world: Yosemite. The only time I've ever been to Yosemite was when I was too little to remember anything so I'm basing my opinion of "most beautiful place in the world" completely on hearsay and Google images. But I mean, see for yourself.
We're going actual camping. Like, in a tent with sleeping bags and with warnings about bears. The only other time I went camping was when I was like 13 and my youth group went "camping" and you had to bring your own food so I brought some sliced turkey, a loaf of WonderBread, 1 liter of Dr. Pepper, and cinnamon Pop Tarts that I thought were S'mores Pop Tarts until I bit into a [cold] one and realized to my horror that I had made a huge mistake.
This camping trip will be different. Mostly because we'll be making gourmet s'mores. I found this post on Buzzfeed and after I wiped the drool off my keyboard and chin I decided we'd absolutely be making Reese's s'mores and then I really wanted to do Nutella s'mores but I kept having these visions of me hiding in some bushes by a tree eating Nutella out of the jar with a stick and then throwing it up on one of our hikes, so I stuck with Reese's and cookies and cream Hershey's bars. Self-control at its finest. You know how else I exhibited self-control? I did not eat any of the s'mores ingredients last night. NOT A THING. I definitely sniffed the packages a lot but I didn't open anything.
When I asked Keith if he wanted me to bring the one wire hanger I found in my closet when I went through and replaced all my mismatched colors with white ones he said, "Oh, I just figured we'd roast stuff on sticks we found at the camp site." I'll definitely be bringing the wire hanger but I appreciate that we're probably really going to be "roughing it." I told him I want to feel like I'm getting a true camping experience so even if the showers are close by I probably won't use them, and he said, "With how much you sweat when you're not even doing anything I'm gonna have to demand that you shower after a day of hiking."
Keith and I are meeting at his parents' house in the Valley tonight and then we're driving up to Yosemite tomorrow. I'm going to get to his parents' house around 8pm and he'll get there around 3am which means I'm going to have to interact with his parents all by myself without him around to act as a buffer. I love his parents and we get along really well, but I've never hung out with them without anybody else around and I'm feeling pretty nervous about it, but I think it will be a good bonding experience so I'm going to try really hard not to say, "Ok, I'm going to bed" at 830 and just hiding out in their guest bedroom.
I started packing for this trip last night and it didn't go well. Partly because most of my clothes were in the washer when I was packing but also because I looked at my little pile of hiking clothes and thought, there's no way this is enough for four days. But like, it IS actually enough for four days. Because we'll be in the wilderness. Hiking. And I don't need to pack my makeup or hair tools or a regular bra or Mr. Quackers and that's just a really foreign concept to me. I absolutely do have to remember to pack a pillow though, because I'm not 25 anymore and I don't think my body would survive a combination of sleeping on the hard ground and not having a pillow.
I think it's time to end this really long rambling post that is basically just telling you that I'm going camping for the first time and I'm going to be eating amazing s'mores. Please keep your fingers crossed that I don't get eaten by a bear or fall off a waterfall or get really sunburned or fall into the fire. Also please keep your fingers crossed that I don't do anything embarrassing at Keith's parents' house like break something or say something stupid or burp in front of them.
Also what is good camping food because so far all I'm planning on bringing is cans of like, chili and stuff.