3rd Year Anniversary Planning

May 9, 2012 by     11 Comments    Posted under: Festivals, Planning, Tips

Congratulations to us on making our 3rd year anniversary! Still to this day, he makes my worries go away. When I’m with him, I can only think of the moment and nothing else. We are still traveling, laughing at stupid things, experiencing new adventures, and having late night talks and flirts. To celebrate three years of bliss, we decided to have another travel date. We gifted ourselves tickets to Lightning in a Bottle at the end of May.

Lightning in a Bottle isn’t your average music festival. They have workshops in the morning which we will be participating in. There is so much I wanna do! Yoga, hoop and poi workshops, glass blowing, etc etc. Trust that it will be a busy/rewarding weekend. Our friend, Sonia, invited us a few months back, and we were unsure until we saw the line-up. The headliner announced was none other than our favorite Burning Man DJ, Bassnectar! We purchased our tickets right away and connected with Sonia who is camping at the event. She is one of the sweetest girls I met recently, and we’re very excited to join her for some festival fun. We were lucky enough to be able to join her camp, but we’re clueless on the tent camping experience.

Thanks to google, I found an extensive outdoor festival camping checklist. The list is complete with a beach towel for relaxing, a watch to check for set times, and hula hoops, poi, and yoga mats.

Since we’ve never camped before, we had to shop for some of your basic camping materials like…a tent. We found ours at Big 5 Sporting Goods for a reasonable price. It is a 3 person tent and is small enough to be snug and big enough for us to sleep in with all our camping gear.

Now, to test Ray’s skills at building the tent since he’s never built one before. He built it in no time! It was quick and painless. Check out our cute, little tent! I’m so happy and proud that we own one now!

The rest of the checklist seems pretty easy to get. The only issue I have is food. We are going to be arriving at the event on Friday afternoon and leaving late on Sunday. I’m the kind of person that definitely needs to have a real meal at least once a day! I’m worried that this won’t happen when we’re there. Campfires are not allowed for safety reasons and trailmix won’t be enough. I’m not sure if there will be food vendors there, but I still wanna bring our own food just in case. Planning for this seems tough, but it needs to happen. I need to plan for 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners. I’m thinking of buying some butter croissants for breakfast and locking them in ziplock bags to stay fresh. Maybe bring some sandwhiches for the first day. I’m not so sure what to do about the rest of the weekend, so I would like to ask the experienced campers out there. What do you do about meals when you go out camping? Any suggestions on what we should do? Anything would help!

Wish us luck on our first time camping at a festival! I hope to see some of you there!


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