Honestly, Adam rocks. He is the master at planning surprise date days, and all other date days for that matter, but this one takes the cake.
One day he planned a date day(s) and told me to pack something casual, active and warm. Now, I don’t care what genre you tell me, I just want to wear a dress. Lucky for me, when he came to pick me up he told me to put on pants. So, before we left he asked if I could pick up a few things at the store; garlic, a tomato, onion and sirloin steak….now, one would think this was a dead camping giveaway, but to me (the girl who does not camp) I thought maybe we were airbnb-n it! It wasn’t until we clearly passed Santa Barbara that I knew something fishy was up. We turned into El Capitan Canyon, parked, and as we were walking to the lodge to check in (to what? I had no clue) Adam pointed to a tent and said, “We’re staying in that”. I. Was. Ecstatic. “We’re GLAMPING?!” I very excitedly said. This guy. He knows me too well.
We cooked up steak and veggies, ate cheese and drank wine around the campfire and had an encounter with a little skunk friend. All in all it was perfection.
Here are some details about the campsite.
We stayed HERE
For the tent it was $150 a night. If you’re staying for the weekend there’s a minimum two nights stay. They also have cabins and yurts.
You can buy BBQ and s’mores kits (or just bring your own stuff)
There are a couple little hiking trails (I say little because even the most amateur hiker, like me, can do it.