Sunday, February 27, 2005

March Roadtrip

Well i've been back in civilation for a week now and I'm ready for another trip, so its time to start planning for our next RockandRollRoadtrip.

March's trip will be to Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas.
I'm thinking the 3rd weekend again, which coincides with the first day of Spring. According to mapquest.com it is 458 miles from Dallas to Comstock, Tx, so I'm thinking it will take anywhere from 7 - 9 hours, depending on stops, speeding tickets, wildlife in the road, train xings, etc. This is a longer trip, so I propose we leave Thursday night the 17th and return Monday the 21st. There is no gate at this park so it doesnt matter when we arrive. I propose we leave around 8pm or so and we can drive all night, hopefully arriving right around dawn. In my experience its really cool arriving at a park right around dawn, you can watch the sun come up and catch the wildlife either returning home to go to bed or venturing out for some breakfast. Departure time is certainly up for debate.
Activities at this park include camping, cooking, hiking, biking, and tours of the ancient indian dwellings containing pictographs thousands of years old. Fate Bell Shelter, in the canyon, contains some of North America's oldest Indian pictographs and is one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America. Of course, just plain relaxing and enjoying nature will be the main activity for the weekend.

Heres the proposed menu for the week, let me know if you have any special requests:
Dinner: steak, ribs, chicken, mac & cheese, brauts,
Lunch: fajitas, sandwich stuff,
Breakfast: breakfast bars, eggs, sausage, bacon,
As always, fruit, veggies, potatoes, beans, and smores stuff will be available with every meal.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Camping List

Ok fellow campers, I've finally gotten around to making the list of things to bring. Please bring only the following, as space is limited:

clothes (check the weather ahead of time so you can pack accordingly)
sweatshirt/sweatpants for when it cools down at night
raincoat / rainpants (we're camping rain or shine)
plenty of socks
rugged, comfortable, waterproof boots for hiking
comfortable sneakers for all other times
tent
sleeping bag
pillow
flashlight
bedroll or airmattress (the ground is usually quite hard)
camping chair
mountain bike, extra tubes in case you get a flat
hat
sunglasses
camera (bring at your own risk!)
towel and washcloth
deoderant
toothbrush/paste
1 roll tp
a bar of soap
earplugs (some people can really snore)
any medicines you may need

The following things will be provided by RockandRollRoadtrips, so please dont bring them: (making this list to make sure I bring everything I need)

all food and drinks
smores supplies
skewers
snacks
ice and cold packs
coolers
grill and grilling utensils
knives
can/bottle opener
lighter
scrubbies
charcoal
bonfire wood
plates
plasticware
paper towels
cups
pots/pans
cutting board
tinfoil
tupperware
garbage bags
citronella candles
table
tablecloth
games
walkietalkies
compass

RockandRollRoadtrip mobile "Sue" checklist:
maps
cds, tapes
first aid kit
suntan lotion
bugspray
hatchet
shovel
rope
air pump
tires, spare tire