Monday, July 25, 2005


Well, for those of you that don't already know, I went camping with some friends last weekend at Malibu State Park. Overall it was a good trip, although there was some speed bumps along the way. Our first night there the ranger threatened to kick us out if we didn't quiet down.

You would think that being so close to the beach would mean the weather would be cooler, but the campsite was so hot we were sweating by 8am. Luckily our reservation at the park got us free parking at the state beach down the street. I actually went into the ocean (something I haven't done in about a decade) instead of just lying in the sun, we tossed a football and a frisbee (until some old woman told us we were being selfish - apparently she wanted the beach to herself). We hung out until 2pm when the Sherriff (his name was actually Officer Slutzke) came by to give us some open container tickets. It was my first time taking a breathalizer. I passed.

Next we had lunch at a fairly fancy pizzaria where I'm pretty sure the waiter hated us. It really was the worst service I've had in a long time. At least the food was good.

After that it was back to the campsite, where a steady wind, while keeping the heat from being unbearable, required us to go into a tent to play some card/drinking games.

We packed up as soon as we got up in the morning and I was home bay 11am. Thankfully that was just in time to take a shower before my dad started jackhammering our bathroom floor. I was so tired I slept for an hour while he was jackhammering in the next room. He ended up hitting a water line and now I have no shower for at least 2 weeks. Luckily I have friends' houses to stay (and shower) at.

Overall I had a good time. It was nice to get away from the usual weekend plans and do something different.