so, it took me quite a while to post, and yes, i have managed to travel a bit in the meantime.... but the next adventure on the books is my very first camping trip as an adult! I haven't camped since girls scouts in the 5th grade, and my husband is in about the same place, so we are pretty much starting from scratch with this whole "roughing -it" thing, as you may have gleaned from previous posts. we will be heading up to big sur at the end of april, and will be staying in the pfeiffer big sur state park (in the redwood canyon) - not to be confused with the julia pfeiffer-burns sp (closer to the ocean). i had some input from friends when trying to sort out where to stay in big sur, but in the end i chose the pfeiffer big sur state park since it seems like the classic. it's also quite large and seems to have great facilities. i managed to reserve us a site amongst a pocket of tent-only sites over in the weyland area, just off the river that runs through the park. i hope it's lovely! more to come as i prepare for the trip throughout the month, and any suggestions are welcome!