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So we went bike camping

Remind me once again why we thought pedaling to a campground at night after work, was a good idea. OMG the potholes! We bounced and tried to dodge as many potholes as possible, but we still had to stop a couple of times to temporarily fix the our lights. It wasn’t late, but it’s still winter and the sun is setting. This simple relatively flat pedal was so difficult to navigate in the dark. We often pedal the majority of this same route at least once a month. Why is it so difficult tonight? Ahhh darkness! Thankfully our 15 mile, slow, pothole dodging pedal was over, just as just a sliver of the moon started peeking thru the fog.

Shelby got tired of towing the trailer it’s now Lucky’s turn.

After setting up the tent, we finally turned in for the night.

It’s late! It’s almost 9 can we go to sleep!

It was 40 degrees, really damp and foggy when we woke up and crawled out of the sleeping bags, to run to a bathroom that’s at least 200ft away, at 4am. Ugh! Remind me again, why did we go camping when we have a nice bed and bathroom at home?

In the morning everything was soaked. If we touch or bump the tent it was like it was raining indoors.

Why do sleeping bags with built in pillows always have the zippers on the same side. I want to face the other direction.

The windows are fogged up inside and out and the tent is soaked.

Because every ELF needs a hatchet.

We ended up making a cold small breakfast knowing an early lunch was going to be had at the little airport cafe. It was so cold and foggy this morning that the coyotes, birds other critters never came out until 10a.

Let’s go! It’s 5 miles to the cafe and I’m hungry

Our next ELF/bike camping trip, yes there will be a next time if was fun. But it won’t be after work and we’ll take the smaller lighter tent after we find it of course.

It’s hard to believe there’s city all the way around us.

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