you forgot to pack the cooler!
It was a sad moment when we had already driven 90 minutes and realized our cooler, full of food, was sitting in our kitchen. Here are a few survival tips if you ever find yourself in a similar situation:
#1 Find the nearest and largest Diet Coke for your wife before she has a meltdown.
(Seriously the food is the only reason I go camping!)
#2 Track down the nearest grocery store.
We found this itty bitty store that was only open a few more minutes for us to dash in and figure out what to eat for the next few meals.
#3 Come to terms with the fact that the sad cheapo hot dogs itty bitty store has are just not the same as the nice, juicy, polish dogs sitting in your at home cooler.
#4 Decide that unhealthy is better than nothing. Chocolate cobbler totally works for breakfast.
(breakfast was much harder to come up with since we had no way to keep things cold)
#5 Remember that you didn’t bring any utensils since all your food was already prepped. AKA you have no can opener so pop tops are all you get.
#6 As long as your bike doesn’t malfunction you can go on a little ride to see the pretty view while your breakfast cooks.
We were not so lucky. Broken bikes and burnt breakfast for us!
#7 Get over the fact that this trip just did not go the way it was planned and move on to having some fun!
Despite the challenges no food and water can bring to a camping trip we really did have a great time. The area was beautiful and the river was so perfectly refreshing. After we fixed my bike we even went on a great ride.
Note to self: next time grab the cooler!