Camping Trip 2012

Each year my family and I head to a campground in South County, Rhode Island.  I have been going to Burlingame Campground since I was about 5 or 6, so you know this place has been here a long, long time.  And we still love it.

The campfire.

The campfire with my bike in the background.

Vacation started Wednesday, August 1, and ends Friday August 10.  Although I am on vacation, I brought my running/walking shoes and my bike to keep active and to counterattack the s’mores I will definitely be eating at the campfire.

Alex in the kitty house.

Helloooo…is anyone in there? It’s dark in here.

We always set up the basics of the site, the tent and the screen house (or kitchen as my daughter calls it) and then head out to Job Lot and Walmart for food and other supplies.  These trips can also be fun, as evidenced by my son checking out the kitty house in Job Lot while I was looking for clothes line and clothespins.  Snapped his picture before he knew it.

Since internet signal is spotty at the campground, I will only be able to update the blog when I am out at another location, and if I remember to grab the computer bag.  Right now I am blogging from home because we planned to come back today (Saturday, August 4) to attend an informational meeting for my son and I am supposed to tutor later this afternoon for a final session.

Site 517 Burlingame Campground

Our empty site, #517 when we arrived.

I plan on creating a grateful post for the past week, and I have a few things to mention for sure!

My new Chippewa Tent

My home away from home for the next 10 days.

Wish me luck with the mosquito attacks and hope the rain stays away.  I am sleeping in a tent.

Weekly Weight Update

Or perhaps this week I will call it a downdate.  Because the scale finally moved in the correct direction.  Not by much, but in the right direction.

The weight this week is 228.0.  So I am down 1.2 from last week but still up a few pounds overall.  But the mind is working on this positive reinforcement and will focus on edging that number down even more next week.

On a disappointing note, I had posted a weekly walking goal of 10 miles and managed to squeak out a bit more than 8.5 miles.  I could use the excuse that it was very hot and humid here in Rhode Island, which it was, but I should have gotten up earlier or walked my neighborhood at night when it was cooler.  No more excuses.

This week’s goal will once again be 10 miles total, and thinking of pumping more air into the bike and taking her out for a whirl.  Let’s see how that goes!