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[life] is camping out

We set out on a somewhat spontaneous camping trip this weekend. I found a site available to book online at the San Clemente State Beach instead of having to go down to the park and put our name in a lottery. We loaded up the car on Saturday with so much stuff I thought we were going away for a week. In fact, we were going 5 minutes away for 1 night. A bit different packing than my mountaineering days.

We arrived at noon and immediately Merrik wanted to go surfing so he and Jim headed down to the beach while I put Maliea down for a nap. Before too long she and I were headed down to the sand and as she walked toward the water she stripped down preparing to go all the way in.

Later we were joined by Jim’s friend, Steve, and his family and around dinner time my parents came by with my niece Rose. It was a fantastic evening with a great bonfire and wonderful company. The only complaint I would have is that the campground was really noisy. Big groups partied late into the night and people roaming about at 3:00am were talking at full decibel.  The kids did great, nonetheless, and we are already looking forward to the next campout.



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Lifestyle and fine art photographer specializing in kids, portraits, lifestyle, and travel for print and web.


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    michelle Henrick

    October 19, 2009

    LOVE your editing on this! Great pics as usual 🙂