The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


Gourmet Freeway Camping
August 18, 2010, 5:14 am
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A few weeks ago my friends and I were itchin to get out of town. One of the girls found a campground in San Diego that had a pool, a jacuzzi and supposedly… it was “right near the beach”. We packed up 4 cars deep and rolled down to the Chula Vista KOA (Kampgrounds of America).

We arrived happy as shit, only to discover that the Chula Vista KOA was like the Motel 6 of campgrounds. They mainly cater to families with RVs and only had 4 tent sites… we took two of them. The campsites looked like an afterthought. They were on the side of the road even before the main office. The craziest part is that we were setting up our tents right along the fence next to the FREEWAY. To make matters worse, the only decent beach was a 30 minute drive away… Oh Well, all we could do was laugh!

There were 10 of us on this trip. The part about this camping mission that made it “gourmet” was our meals. I took the chance to break in the Camping Oven I got for my birthday. Here is the unruley bunch

(left to right in the back row: AC, Toya, Tiffatty, Yassi, Omer, Junebugg & Junko. left to right in the front row: C-Minus, Ani & Rocio. Dogs left to right: Ruby & Olivia)

Here are some things we saw, ate & did

My new over worked great! Thank you so much for hooking it up on my birthday!!! The first dish I cooked in it was some blackbean nachos for our afternoon snack

Of course we needed some adult beverages to keep us warm at night, so we chose these as our poison…

You know we mixed this with some juice and kept it Long Beach drankin Gin & Juice… laid back!

And some Jack & Coke...
Jack & coke is always a nice camping drink

See the freeway in the background? I wasn’t lying… we were right up under that bitch!

This was our janky ass fire pit, it looked like it was gonna fall over at any moment.

For dinner we enjoyed Baked Salmon, BBQ Chicken Legs, Baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans with lemon butter and a salad.

Yassi held it down on the BBQ grill and sported her smoke goggles (for saftey purposes)

Dessert that night was S’mores made with Strawberry marshmallows. It was so good! We went to sleep after that and tried to pretend that the freeway sounded like the ocean.

The next morning we actually went to the dog beach so Olivia & Ruby could play. There was no sun for us to enjoy but we all had fun BSing. After the Dog Beach, we went to Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach to wander around. The sun finally came out and we really enjoyed exploring our surroundings.

For dessert that night I baked some cookies in a muffin tin, when they came hot out the oven I topped them with vanilla ice cream and a splash of some White Russian on top. It was pretty spectacular!

The End.