9.10.2010

Camping at Kirby Cove

The other week we went on a mini camping trip. The first for Nico. It was just for one night. It was a lot of fun and the weather ended up being gorgeous the next day. Kirby Cove is a small camp sight right next to the Golden Gate Bridge. Really pretty location. The only downside is that there are LOTS of raccoons at night. When it got dark you could see their eyes in the flashlight when they were making a mass exodus from the hills. We kept our food in the car, which was a few hundred yards away, so they weren't too much of a bother.

Our friends Abe and Klarissa came and hung out that evening. When they were leaving that night, these two raccoons scampered up a tree when we came close to them and the car. They ended up on a branch directly overhanging the car. Abe and Klarissa had rented a ZipCar, so to unlock the car you had to hold a key card up to the windshield. Every time Abe came close to them, they would move a bit and bump into ach other, which in turn caused them to start fighting. They sounded like rabid dogs. Scary. Abe manned up and opened the car doors, and Mike and I bolted back to the camp site.

Nico did really well except for waking up every 1-2 hours that night.



Campfire start by yours truly. Mike doubted my fire making skills but I proved him wrong.







We found a baby bear cub in the woods not too far away from our camp site. It looks so helpless and lonely that we had to take it back to our tent. Moments later the bear cub panicked and tried to attack Mike.




5 comments:

I am MommyCat said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love the bear cub!!

sheila said...

i wouldn't mind an attack from that bear!
She's a doll

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Sofia Deyanira said...

Love love love those photos of Nico! What a beautiful memory filled trip!

Bryan and Sarah said...

It looks like it was so fun!