My First Camping Trip // Big Sur

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I can’t even believe Alec could capture this. Actually breathtaking.

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I literally couldn’t stop laughing when I first saw this photo so I had to include it….but don’t lay on roads, please.

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Happy Newlywed Wednesday! This was my first real camping trip!! When I was little, we would camp in the backyard and I went RV camping with my grandparents a few times but I had never been CAMPING camping before. This was a great intro for me because, well for one, look at that view from our tent like, are you joking? It was gorgeous. But I’m glad we weren’t deeeeep into the woods because the raccoon incident freaked me out enough (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you didn’t watch the video ^).

We went with our good friends Sean and Melissa (she is 6 months preg btw so she is already a super mom) and we drove about 5 hours up to Big Sur, CA and stayed at the Kirk Creek campsite. We had reservations at a different site but forgot the name and by the time we tried to check, our cell service was no more. Since we got in so late at night and everything seemed to be full, we just set up camp at a “reserved” site that was unoccupied. Well, once we returned from our hike to Pfeiffer State Park (which is a MUST and has the most gorgeous view of a waterfall and Caribbean blue waters), they had arrived and pushed our stuff to the sides and set up their reserved campsite. oops. Thankfully something had opened up and it was perfect timing because it was HOT and we wanted a campsite that had some shade.

I was expecting to hate camping and I am happy to report that it was not as bad as I anticipated. I only got freaked out at night because you are literally only protecting yourself from any animals, elements, & creepers with just a thin tent. But ear plugs are a wonderful thing (thank you for giving them up, Alec) and thank goodness for air mattresses. This will not be the last time I go camping…..but it might be awhile, lol…

One thought on “My First Camping Trip // Big Sur

  1. Hey Heather! Love your blog and videos! My husband and I have yet to go camping but we’re very much looking forward to our first trip soon! I’d love to see a follow up blog on your thoughts about Do’s/Don’ts of camping. Tips/things you’d absolutely recommend or stuff you think is unnecessary!
    A prior fellow Disneyland CM, Hailey 🙂


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