Weekend Recap: Camping Trip!

by agirlandhermutt on September 24, 2012

A few months ago I put a call out to my friends on Facebook. “Looking for a tent. Anyone have one I can borrow?” Less than 5 minutes later I had an answer. My buddy, Lee, agreed to let me borrow her tent, or as she fondly refers to it, “the condo”. Unfortunately my summer was a bit of daze due to work obligations and such so the months passed and I didn’t borrow the tent. Fortunately the stars aligned and a camping trip was born about two weeks ago.

I officially marked #6 off my 31 While 31 list (a year late, but still exciting!)

6. Go on a camping trip. DONE!


Camping…Instagram Style!

The campground was right next to the beach so the majority of Saturday was spent hanging out on the beach reading, napping and having a few beers. All that salt water air really helped my cold clear up and I was feeling almost brand new by Saturday afternoon. That night was the FSU vs. Clemson game and I couldn’t miss it. Fortunately there were several places nearby showing the game so we came in from the elements to eat some pizza and watch the Noles kick butt.

When I got home on Sunday I was ready for a shower and a nap. Plus it was nice to be reunited with this guy.

He is in desperate need of a haircut, but I really want to wait until he is totally clear of his skin infection. I think I’m being overly cautious on the timeline, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.

Camping was so much fun! Although I am a bit of a girlie girl, I really do enjoy being outdoors. Especially at the beach. Hearing the waves crash, breathing in the salty air, and running the risk of being attacked by a seagull all just make my heart sing. I also have learned over the years that I am a pro at putting a tent up.

I’m looking forward to another trip next year already. Thanks Lee for the tent!


Sunday Night Dinner…Non Instagram Style. 😉

In other news, I also came to a slightly defrosted freezer. Ugh. Rather than get all upset I decided to eat up a few of the things that were in there, including shrimp and corn.

I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest to whip up a quick meal that starred Honey Lime Shrimp. I didn’t change a single thing about this recipe and I absolutely loved it. It was quick, easy and really tasty. Definitely a great recipe to have around for a quick & busy weekday dinner.

While I was perusing the website that had the shrimp recipe I came across another recipe for a spicy corn dish. I made a few changes by using greek yogurt instead of heavy cream and substituted some frozen corn for the fresh corn. Make it with what you got, right?! This corn was spicy, a little salty from the feta, and super easy to make. Another winner! Check out The Dough Will Rise Again for more recipes.

I’m still drowning in tomatoes so I finished the meal with a side of halved cherry tomatoes with a little sprinkle of truffle salt.

This whole meal was put together in less than 10 minutes. BOOM!


I’m starting the week refreshed and revived. I got my meal planning done. I scheduled out my workouts. I’m ready to go! Lets do this.

Are you a fan of camping?

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Life's a Bowl September 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Your weekend looks wonderfully fun and tasty 🙂

Since things are finally slowinggg downnn in my world I’m getting back into the kitchen and *hoping* to try out many of the pinned recipes I’ve got on my “Tasty Treats” board [hehe]!


james September 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Your camping weekend reminded me of all the fun my family and I had camping. Even though everything did not always go as planned, it was a great time had by all! It’s always fun when there is a beach involved!!!!


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 26, 2012 at 8:59 am

As outdoorsy as I am, I NEVER go camping. It’s not that I don’t want to… I just never do! I know that Greg would love to… guess it’s just something that we need to plan out.
Your food looks SO good- and the beer… Ahhh, I love anything from 21st Amendment Brewery!


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