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Maria’s 4th of July Camping Trip

So, twice a year, on July 4th and Labor day weekends, we pack up our shit and go become one with nature.

And I use the term “we” loosely, because I’m usually the one running around the house all day trying to pack up 4 people + food and other random BS.

This year was no exception. We FINALLY left for camping at 5 PM on Friday.

Cuz, you know, we figure we will get it all set up and wake up in the morning and go straight to the beach.

So we’re driving and at 6 PM and it starts pouring. As in can’t see shit omgwtfgodhatesme pouring.

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All I keep thinking is this:

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Because imagine how much fun camping in the rain can be. And setting up in the rain gives me the heebie jeebies.

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But it all worked out in the end. It was a bit… MOIST, but at least it wasn’t pouring anymore.

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So, a bit of a rocky start to our vacation, but things were looking up, people. The forecast for the next day = sunny.

Imagine our surprise then…

when upon waking up in the morning…

we were asked by state police to pack our shit up and gtfo.

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Well, apparently, the state of NJ decided to have a government shut down and all state campgrounds closed indefinitely.

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But you know, f**k it. We packed our shit, drove to NY and by some miracle got a couple of camping spots on a private campground.

Suck it, NJ.

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It was a zoo, of course, since hundreds of other people wronged by NJ had a similar idea. But whatevz, beggars can’t be choosers and all that.

Happy to report that the rest of the trip was a-ok! We had some fun rafting down the river and the days were sunny and warm.

And in the evening the beer was plentiful…

and I burned tons of calories…

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I hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday! <3 How did you spend it?