Camping 101

I learned how to poop in the wild this weekend. I also learned that my phone is seriously trying to break up with me, and perhaps I should let it. These are actually connected, but it’s a silly story. See below. Either way, I had a glorious weekend with great friends, living foods, and wild adventures in the outdoors. Stress tried to creep its way in, but my loving husband reminded me that it was a weekend for letting go. I attempted to get more sun than I needed, so my face is a little red, but I survived the 45-50 degree overnight temperatures. Yeah! As for keeping track of food, it didn’t exactly happen. Here is a rough list of what I ate while camping.

  • 10-12 bananas
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples
  • 3 C red seedless grapes
  • 2-3 C sweet cherries
  • 2 peaches
  • A few blackberries
  • Raw and grilled broccoli and cauliflower with Balsamic vinegar and EVOO
  • 1 medium portabella mushroom with EVOO, grilled.
  • 1 corn on the cob, grilled.
  • 1 1/2 C rice with mushrooms and avocado made by Ariana – delicious.
  • 2 raw brownies made by Tana and Ariana – ridiculously awesome, must make.
I think that’s it. Aaron and Ariana came prepared with lots of food, and Tana shared some of her food as well. It seemed like we all brought enough food for everyone, so we just all shared. I tasted two different non-dairy yogurts from Aaron and Ariana for kicks and they were pretty good. We’ll see about that. 
We went for a pretty awesome hike down to the dam in the area. It was a seriously steep hill that was all full of rocks and dirt, so we got our exercise from going both ways. Then we soaked up the sun and ate some yummy food before hiking back up to the car. We sat around a campfire the rest of the time, talking and eating. Lots of eating! It was fun.
Josh and I went to Sprouts today on our way back home. We found these potato chips that are made from potatoes, olive oil, and salt. They’re a delicious treat. If you’re a potato chip addict, I’d consider switching to those if you can’t ditch them altogether. Sometimes I just feel like grazing on things like those. It’s rare, and we won’t buy them often, but it’s nice to know that stuff is out there for the people trying to transition into healthier eating. I’m not saying they’re healthy, but it’s better than Lays. 
Josh also really wanted a big breakfast like IHOP would serve so he’s making his own hash browns right now. It’s a bit of a work in progress, and I’ll admit I had some of the Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup with it. Like a teaspoon – it won’t kill me. But it IS the first sugar I’ve had outside of fruit sugars in probably over a month. I just don’t eat processed foods or things with any added sugar. I carb it up on fruits over here. Nom nom. But if you NEED ketchup, go check that out. Pretty simple and straightforward ingredients.
Camping was pretty fun. I enjoyed most of it, but the overnight part was a little chilly. Luckily my husband is a camping dude, fully prepared with 3 blankets and 2 seriously warm sleeping bags. And there was a toilet right across from our campsite. But when we went for a hike down to the dam I had to poop in the wild. Gross, I know. But I was so flustered about it because I could see Aaron returning to our area that I dropped my phone somewhere on the way back without even realizing it. Ariana is an incredible woman and she found my phone in the middle of the rocks and grass. Amazing! That phone just can’t get rid of me yet. Seriously. I lose it everywhere I go. Anyway, check out some pictures from this weekend!

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.

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