the knitting ref

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cool (And I Do Mean Cool) Weekend

We had a great weekend camping at San Clemente State Beach. Interesting weather--wait 10 minutes and it would change. But it was on the chilly side the entire weekend. No bikinis this weekend (like there ever is these days).

We arrived just about 5:00 Friday afternoon (hate that 5 Freeway traffic!), and would have seen the sunset except for the dark clouds. We got all set up, dinner cooking, and a fire started. We had just set down to eat when it started raining. So much for the campfire. But the rest of the evening was spent comfortably inside the tent trailer listening to it sprinkle on and off.

The next morning we woke up and stepped out to this view. A bacon, egg and potato breakfast later, and we were lounging around the campsite. Much Olympic knitting was done, although at well over 300 stitches on the needles, it doesn't feel like much progress is being made. I tried taking a few progress pictures, but looked like either a tangled mess of yarn, or, if I tried stretching bits out, like a really old, raggedy lace curtain. I'll try for a better progess photo this weekend.

We listened to the Bush Nascar race on the satellite radio. Now, I find listening to the drivers and commercials highly amusing ("Ah yeah, Fred, my team did a really great job on the BudweiserArmyHomeDepotStaplesBounty Chevy." I have yet to hear them say their team did a crappy job.) But one commercial really took the cake. Apparently Nascar has hooked up with Harlequin Romance novels to do a Nascar series of romance novels. Every time (probably 6 or 8 times over the weekend) I heard the commercial, I just cracked up. Nascar has got to be the King of Commercialization.
After the Saturday race was over, we went for a really looonnnnng walk on the beach. I overestimated my endurance, and we had to stop a couple times for a rest.

The rest of the afternoon was spent watching the clouds chase each other across the sky. (And knitting, Duh!)

Watched an absolutely gorgeous sunset. And went to bed. I won't talk about our rude neighbors here (that rant is for another post). But they got theirs when we were awakened about 1:00 a.m. to a torrential downpour that lasted until the wee hours of the morning. (There were 6 of 'em crowded into a little tiny tent.) =-)

Sunday and Monday were more of the same. I know, all in all, a really rough weekend. So rough that when we got home, we hopped online and made reservations for next month. ;)


At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend and a bit like New England weather. If you don't like it, wait a few minutes, it will change.



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