Kinda per our tradition, we headed to the coast for the weekend. We found out Thursday night that Phil's aunt and uncle had an extra camp site at Fort Stevens and so at the last minute, I grabbed hot dogs and brats and packed the cooler and off we went. We couldn't leave until later on Saturday afternoon (I had a very important hair appointment), so by the time we got to the beach the sun was already setting. It was a pretty sunset, but putting the tent up in the dark is a pain in the rear.
I was thrilled to find a bunch of wild coastal huckleberries this year. We had four or five bushes right on our site. I picked half of a gallon sized ziploc bag. These things are pretty small and annoying to clean. I need to get on those tonight and whip up some jam or something.
Just around our loop was Coffenbury Lake. We took Wilson and Baker (Paul and Jackie's husky) over so they could go swimming. Then they got there and made another new friend. Wilson is pretty funny about water. He likes moving water and not calm water so much. Weirdo.
My only complaint was the showers. One building had no hot water. I did not do the ice buckt challenge and I wasn't going to stand under freezing cold water to take a shower. Another building had scalding water. I had to keep turning the water off because it was so stinkin' hot. Then there was no fan or exhaust system so the shower had so much steam I could barely see.
Dear Fort Stevens Shower Managers, there should be a dial that lets you set a certain water temperature on your water heater. Find it and use it.