Sunday, March 17, 2013

A camping we will go….

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My closest friends have RVs, so they all decided to go camping at Lake Georgetown this week. Lucky me, I got to tag along. This was pretty much our view for 3 days.

Texas weather looks like yoga pants in the morning, and shorts and tank tops by 2:00.

We all got our first sunburns of the year! (YAY)

And I was the camp nerd in my big lifeguarding hat, because I’m afraid of wrinkles and age spots.

But I’ll tan my legs all I want, ha.

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Aaaaand this was our view by night.

Not much difference, huh?

Complete with s’mores.

Real s’mores.

And marshmallows in the shape of easter bunnies.

The kids LOVED that.

We also took the kids on scavenger hunts, led leaf and glue art projects, and laughed as the kids teased and chased the boys at the campsite down the way. *sigh* It was just like The Wonder Years.

I’ve become a sort of camping weenie, but RVing it is sooooo convenient. Because, you know, you can use the commode  and wash your face, and brush your teeth, all without a hose. AND escape the wind, or heat.

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Here was our breakfast out on the range!

And yours truly, The Hill Country Cook herself, didn’t do a lick of cooking! I just leaned back and took pictures.

Our camp chef made eggs and sausage on a disc.

As in, a tractor disc.

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Here it is, on it’s stand. It’s the BEST way to cook eggs for tacos while camping.

Down in Texas, breakfast tacos are what it’s all about.

My favorite is eggs, beans, bacon, and cheese, all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla. At our local taco shack here in town they call it The Bud Light.

Can’t wait till it warms up, and I talk them all into camping again, and next time we can get IN the water!

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THEN, the last hoo-rah!

On Friday, my friend Amy, who is the girl to talk to when it comes to the local music scene and fun Austin outings, let me tag along on a SXSW outing.

SXSW, in case you’ve lived in a cave, is South By South West. Or now commonly referred to as “South By.”

As it began in 1987, it’s grown every year, and has outlets for film, music, and technology. It’s the event to attend in Austin.

All of my seven years here in Austin, and I hadn’t been yet. So I begged and pleaded to Amy to take me to something.

Well BOY did we have a great night.

We started by stopping at the UT (read: University of Texas, Austin [longhorns]) baseball game. This is her regular weekend hangout and she had to say hi to the peeps.

Well, this is a pretty awesome tailgate if I’ve ever seen one. School buses and bread trucks painted burnt orange, complete with rooftop balconies.

You (read: me) climb up this really, really steep and scary ladder, and then try not get blown off, fall off, slide off, or jump off the roof of the bread truck. All while watching a baseball game.

After I relaxed, it was PRETTY AWESOME.

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THEEEEENNN, we drove down to San Marcos to see Diamond Rio play for SXSW.

That would’ve been pretty cool by itself to see a Country Music Icon like that, but of course, Amy knew the guy who does all the booking at this venue, Texas Music Theater, so HE BROUGHT US BACKSTAGE to hang out with the band!!!!!

OH, also, Six Market Boulevard opened for Diamond Rio, and they were awesome as well. I’m downloading their songs tonight on iTunes.

Anyhow, so we chatted it up with Diamond Rio, and talked to the keyboardist Dan Truman about these cool essential oils his sister sells, DoTerra, anyone know anything about them? I kinda want to try them!

AND we each caught a guitar pick!


*sigh,* Back to reality tomorrow.

~Peace, Love, and South By Y’all.

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6 Responses to “A camping we will go….”

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    Miriam — March 18, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    Thx for reminding me of why I don’t like camping anymore. I’ve completely come to rely on things like hot running water, a DRAIN, and don’t get me started on not wanting to be cold in my sleeping back (so freezing cold that I will hold it all night just to not have to walk to the bathrooms that seem MILES (200 feet) away. Did I tell you how, on my last camping trip, Ryan and I brought all pre-made deli food? I thought that was genius. Glad you had fun and am super jealous of your SXSW music night! Your toes look purrrrty, too 😉 <3YASIL

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 18, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Oh I love to camp and it makes it much easier if you have a RV rather than a tent. I need ac. The weather is great right now before it gets too hot here in Texas.

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    Julie — March 18, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    I am a consultant for doTerra oils. You cannot ask for a more pure essential oil. I have personal testimonies of using them. Had swine flu summer before last, I put onGuard on the bottom of my feet and the next day I was good as new. Hubby had liver cancer last summer. Has other liver issues as well. The cancer is gone, thanks to Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, but other liver problems had his dr talking to us about ‘last wishes’. He has been applying frankincense to his feet and his liver area, what a surprise now his liver enzymes are becoming more normal! Doctored him up for a bad cough Saturday night, one drop of lemon oil mixed with a tablespoon of honey, he never coughed again all weekend! Please email me at if you want more info about doTerra oils!

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    Katie@HCC — March 18, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    Miriam, RVs have drains!! AND AC!!! 🙂

    Megan, EXACTLY. AC is a must, and the weather last week was perfect!

    Thanks for the input Julie, I’m going to look more into it!

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    Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic — March 31, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Katie!! Your Spring Break sounds like so much fun! I’m a die-hard tent camper but Bacon Slayer is decidedly not–I might not be either if I ever spent any time in an RV and discovered the joys of not having to take a shovel with me to use the “outdoor commode”.

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 3, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Looks so fun! And I LOVE that camping breakfast!!! 🙂

    Cheers to spring and spring breaks!

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