Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Los Penasquitos Canyon

Last weekend Frank's cousin Ricky came down from Pendelton for the night. He was bringing some stuff to store at our place while he's in Afghanistan for 6 months. Sunday it was 87 at our place so I knew I didn't want to spend the day roasting inside.
Instead we headed up to Torrey Pines State Reserve, but when we got there we found out it's $10 to park {NOT HAPPENING!} and no dogs aloud anywhere at the park. I was pretty upset about this since the site I found all the trails on never said anything about no pets. Thankfully I brought along the note pad that has all the trails I want to check out. Los Penasquitos to the rescue!
We hadn't plan to be out/walking for a long period of time, just enough to get the dogs excerise as well as us. So when we got to Los Penasquitos and started walking... we weren't completly prepaired. I had the camelbak full so we had enough water, but we didn't plan for food.
Once we started walking this couple asked if we knew how far the waterfall was. Of course we didn't but we wanted to see it. 3 miles later...
We finally made it! It wasn't much of anything but the dogs LOVED walking around in the water to cool off. The hardest part of the whole thing was the walk back. We all started getting hungry, but it of course hit me the hardest. 3 miles of walking when hungry=NOT GOOD! I had to hold onto Frank the whole way back so I wouldn't slow down and fall over.
Once we got to the last mile we were all ready to just go as fast as possible to get it over ha.
All in all it was a great day and I can't wait to do it again!!{with food of course}.













Tonight for dinner... a VERY late dinner... I made Chicken, Mushroom, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, minus the chicken since I didn't have any left for Frank. Now that Frank is on mid-check i'm trying to get used to moving my own schedule around so I don't wake him during the day while he's sleeping. So when he woke up at 4:00 I made him chicken and pasta for  "breakfast" ha. I ate some of the pasta and wasn't hungry till around 7:00, then I realized WOOPS! forgot about dinner. Thankfully the casserole was easy to make... when you do it right. Even though I dried it out, it was still pretty good :]
I didn't take a picture since by the time it was done it was 8:00 and I was extrememly tired and my feet were killing me. Which ment....
Time to sit on the couch for the rest of the night!!!

1 comment:

Nick said...

Everytime I read your blogs one of two things happens. My mouth starts watering, or I'm extremely jealous of all the cool little trips you get to go on, and all the cool scenery you get to see! Next summer I want to get out and do a LOT more of that than I did this summer, cause I only went to Snoqualmie once, and I think that was about it for hiking. Looks like you had fun! And yeah...having no food for 6 miles of walking would be absolutely KILLER...I get irritable after my workout at the gym! I am totally lovin the pictures.