Tuesday, May 18, 2010

havasu weekend

As I mentioned last week, we spent the weekend in Lake Havasu this past weekend. It was so fun, so relaxing, so needed. Our friends/neighbors ended up coming with us, and it was really fun having them there. I mentioned to them that I really appreciate and value these short trips now that we're married, on our own, & own a house. The time & money to do things like this just isn't there all the time, or even half the time we would like it to be. The weather was GREAT. It felt like the temperature only hit about 90, which is awesome. Not too windy at all. If anything, the water was a little chilly still since it's only May. Regardless of that chilly water, we all had a great time hanging out in the water, relaxing, enjoying a beer (or two, or three, or...). I got one of our neighbors to go tubing with me. She didn't like it that much, but she tried! Her husband also went tubing & he seemed really like it. It all depends on what you want - a smooth ride, or a crazy ride.
There was some delicious food had for... everyone.

Ted smoked up a pork shoulder so we could have pulled pork sandwiches (SO GOOD). We ended up making way too much pulled pork, so the neighboring campers had pulled pork sandwiches with the rest of us. I wish I had gotten a picture of it all! It was a nice spread. Homemade barbeque sauce & homemade coleslaw to go with it all. That's always what I envision camping to be like - relaxing, and sharing with those around you. Getting to know your "neighbors" if you will. Great times had by ALL.

Now it's back to reality time. I was actually really happy to be back in my own bed (always the thing I miss the most) and see the puppies. Those dogs were so happy to see us! It makes their annoying moments worth it.

I'll finish this one off with a picture of Ted manning the grill. This time with carne asada. Mmmm... those carne asada burritos were delicious. One of Ted's goals is to own a big truck with a big trailer to haul around a big grill & smoker to camping trips like this. The man has a dream... :) I can back it up, he does know his way around a grill. So much so that I would be willing to give him all the cooking responsibilities at home. What can I say? I'm a giver.


Barbara said...

It sounds like you had a great vacation. I love that first picture you posted!

Abri said...

Love the pictures!! Looks like y'all had a great time!! I love little vacations like that... I'm glad you made it home safe!

Natalie said...

Looks like a gorgeous place!!! Glad you had a much needed relaxing weekend!