One of our goals this summer - well, okay, something I need to work on - is getting out more on the weekends. That sounds silly, doesn't it? - but in the past I've been stuck inside some summer weekends on extra work and things - ugh. Sometimes inevitable, but not ideal.
That said, it felt super awesome to get away this past weekend quickly and by-the-seat-of-our-pants. In the past, vehicle-less camping took a bit of work because we'd load up our backpacks, take transit + a ferry, hike to where we were going, and set up - which is a lot of work for just one night.
So, yay! The motorcycle is helping us get out & to places transit doesn't go:
With the bike, when it's suddenly sunny, we can pack up a night's worth of stuff (our hammocks + sleeping bags) and just head out of town.
And so, we did. :)
We ended up an hour and a half out of Vancouver up in Squamish (mister husband stumbled on this really nice campsite last weekend on a ride). We stopped for a few groceries & rode the bike in mid-afternoon, then lounged in the sun for a few hours, set up camp, got some firewood, and enjoyed the quiet. Aaah. We found the perfect trees by the river and the view was amazing.
There were only two other couples there on the 250 acre lot. It was so nice & quiet, we felt like we had a super-long day even after we got there (thank you, long summer days). Mister husband got a fire going and when the sun went down we stayed warm and roasted hotdogs. We brought the perfect amount of sleeping bags to stay warm and food to nosh on (we're still working on the bring-enough-water-thing, though...lol). There wasn't a bug in sight, and we slept like babies in our hammocks side-by-side! Aaah.
I say this because our first hammock trip last year was in mosquito-central and we didn't sleep a wink. you may notice the newly acquired bug nets in place over our hammocks in some of the pictures.
Also, everybody is: A) so in love with our old bike and B) so happy to see a couple camping with it that we get help with our firewood and lots of sweet words/comments when we're out in the woods. So cute!
PS - I'm super-psyched that some of you are campers, too - or that you're getting inspired to camp! I think more girls need to fall in love with it. :)
Let me know if you have any questions about hammock-camping!