Monday, August 2, 2010

The Good & Bad of Our First Camping Trip

We went camping this weekend at Lake Degray with Bryson and Alyssa. Here are a few of the highlights.

Good idea: Plan a camping trip 4.5 hours away solely for the purpose of running in a 5k called The Dam Night Run
Bad idea: Forget to train for said run

Good idea: Use gift cards from our wedding to buy an air mattress so as to avoid sleeping on the hard ground
Bad idea: Try to save money by buying the cheap batteries that don’t work so we can’t blow up our new air mattress

Good idea: Spend the day playing in the water and lounging on the sand
Bad idea: Spend the day in the sun getting dehydrated and then try to run a race

Good idea: Cook gourmet food while camping. Who says you have to just eat hot dogs when you’re eating in the wilderness?
Bad idea: Eat too much gourmet food and then try to run a race

Good idea: Take a rotating fan to go in the tent and keep us cool at night
Bad idea: Go camping when its 100 degrees and 80% humidity and only take one fan for the tent

Good idea: Camp at a campground with flushable toilets
Bad idea: Forget to make sure there is actually toilet paper in the stalls

Good idea: Stop and check out Hot Springs,the number one tourist destination in Arkansas
Bad idea: See the number one tourist destination in Arkansas after being here for three weeks. Now what are we going to see?

All in all we had a good time camping and running the Dam Night Run. We are thinking of making it an annual event just so we can get the t-shirt from the race…