This past weekend I went camping with a group of friends (10 adults and 4 kids). One of the kids is currently in first grade and every Monday she has to write a "weekend report" about what she did over the weekend. Since I've been at a bit of a loss regarding what to blog about lately, I decided to start doing a weekend report of my own each Monday. I don't think I have a single free weekend until at least September, so hopefully for the next few months I'll at least have something to blog about on Mondays. And you'll get to learn more about my real life (how scary).
Last weekend, I went camping at Fort Stevens State Park in Astoria, Oregon. I own a boat and a camping trailer and spend many weekends at Fort Stevens. One fun fact that I learned this weekend is that Fort Stevens is the largest campground west of the Mississippi. There are of course larger parks, like Yellowstone and Yosemite. But most of the large national parks have multiple campgrounds. While Fort Stevens is only a state park, all though technically I think it is now considered part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, it has the largest campground.
It is a very large campground, more than 500 camp sites on more than 4,200 acres. Yet for some crazy reason it is ALWAYS booked months in advance during the summer. The KOA directly across the street is usually fully booked in the summer too. Fortunately, I'm the type of over enthusiastic camper who studies tied tables and fishing seasons and books my campsites the necessary 4-6 months ahead of time. So I know I'll be returning to Fort Stevens a couple more times this year.
The primary activity of this weekend was clamming. Between the 10 of us (none of the kids dug up clams seeing as they were all under the age of seven), we got more than 250 clams this weekend. I personally took home 84 clams. That's going to be a lot of chowder. I hope my husbands decides to make it so I don't have to. I wouldn't say that I where the pants in our relationship, but he definitely wears the apron. So there is at least a 98% chance that he will do all the chowder making. I don't even know the recipe.
Well I'm leaving on another sudo camping trip in less than a week, so I should probably stop typing and go clean out our camper.