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memorial day weekend: camping in humboldt

Kate ParrishComment

we successfully made our second annual memorial day camping trip happen! 

saturday morning we drove north and stopped in hopland for lunch at the extremely cute blue bird cafe. the rest of the day was spent getting acquainted with the swimming holes, sipping rosé creekside, sorting out our fishing pole situation, busting out frescobol and setting up camp at standish hickey [which was a little too jam packed this year]. later that evening we climbed the fence for a perfect sunset spot before dinner at the peg house [across the street] and s'mores + shower thoughts by the fire. 

day two we moved even more north for a very private day of swimming, drinking jac's sangria, fishing [not to be confused with catching], stick baseball, jumping and exploring near our next campsite: richardson grove [i loved this spot]. we cooked chilli for dinner and watched the stars & satellites from the parking lot. en route home on monday we stopped in anderson valley for lunch at the boonville general store and a quick look at the boonville hotel – which i can't wait to come back to! our final stop was bar bocce to catch the warriors win before making our way over the golden gate. i hope this tradition stays alive for a long time. photos from last year can be seen here