Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21

Monday, May 19, 2008

Beach camping. Straight up.

: Five people : One Volkswagen Golf : Five pillows, three sleeping bags, five blankets, a featherbed, an air mattress (pump included), four backpacks, three purses, one man bag, six bags of food, two gallons of water : and a whole lot of fun :
All piled on the table. In a seemingly unorganized matter.
Beautifully unfolding into home for the evening.
Giving beach modeling a new look.
The Carpenter Siblings looking ever so contemplative.
It was as cold as it looks. "Stay warm!" shouted the bum, who'd claimed the beach as his permanent dwelling. Bonfires, an art really. Mastered by BrandEn, was built ever so carefully and aflame in minutes warming our toes.
Chef Jesseecka. Menu for the evening. Clam chowder and rolls. Yum. Next time Jessie, I'll be more careful and not spill half a can, or drop an open one back into the fire. promise.
Coffee and s'mores. SCORE. Awakening several times to the ridiculously loud seagulls. I brushed off the racket by just assuming they were pumped to start a new day (most seagulls are, don't act surprised).
: I've got news for you :
Never brush off a loud clan of seagulls. NEVER.
Stepping out of our tent, I noticed the chocolate wrappers, cream cheese containers and bagels had been completely devoured. Not by your typical woodland animals, because as I stated the night before, "It's so nice to not have to store your food while your camping! You don't have to worry about little creatures eating all your goods."
So we were left with mildly dented "bird avocados" and "bird apples", which Jessie happily accepted and made into guacamole.


Yessica said...

I guess the thing is... I loved that trip... and I love you. Even though that trip ended up making me very sick. Ah, well... price paid. Verdict: Worth every minute.

Eric and Lindsay said...

I thought we were taking the boat out and camping at Billy for memorial day?

Phillip said...

Jeez, that trip looked familiar... Hmm...