Camping in the Gong: Barbies, Eskies, Kiddie Pools, Twister, and Sexual Position Twister

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Kiddie Pool - popular hangout spot

So recap the night before: Pack my backpacks for camping? Check. Walk into a glass wall and inflate lips? Check. Ice previously mentioned swollen lip? Check.  Detox? Mmm...not quite.  After barely having slept, I woke up (or more accurately, was awoken) at 7:30 to go camping.  I proceeded to ravenously consume a greasy Bacon Egg McMuffin and remain in a semi-conscious state until noontime, not aided by the pain inflicted by my busted lip and busted pride.  After lounging a bit more, Kim, Sophie, and I ventured to play some tennis, inspired by Aussie Open breath-taking matches.  The three-day weekend basically followed a similar pattern / combination of sitting in the kiddie pool, jumping into the ocean, sitting in the shade with a gossip mag, eating unhealthy snacks, and drinking beer.

The all-important shade-giving tent
  The 3-day weekend for Australia Day (the Australian Independence Day) is often celebrated with barbies (barbecues), beer, and chilling.

Although I only consumed a six-pack and a tequila shot in my newfound temperance, the group of about 10 did well by draining the industrial sized 70-liter esky (cooler) and having to restock on Day 2.  There was a lady who brought with her a bottle of tequila, two shot glasses, and a little container of cut lemons ready for post-shot mayhem.  Scary.  And she also brought her 12-year-old daughter (who looked 16 and whose mom had to remind everyone she saw that her daughter was indeed, that young) and her daughter's friend.  Even scarier.   We made friends with the cute boys from Victoria next to us, who were taking a boys' trip break from their girlfriends and ended up reading gossip mags and sitting in the kiddie pool with us.

Phallic cloud...tee hee
 

Sunday brought more lounging and bricket or crazeball (a cross between baseball and cricket).  Basically, we hit different types of balls with a cricket bat.  I went for a bike ride to beautiful Wollongong Harbour (beautiful!) and consumed lots of types of meats, rice crackers, and snacks of all natural flavors such as nacho cheese, cheese, sour cream and onion, spring chicken, and salt and vinegar.  The night took a risque turn with (drinking) games of "Never Have I..." during which one person was notably downing her drink, Twister, Pash (Kissing) Twister, and Sexual Position Twister (self-explanatory, or not).  Basically Pash and Sexual Position Twister entailed kissing or demonstrating different techinques with whatever colors were dealt by the spin board.

What is going on?
  I unfortunately did not partake in either as I was deemed too qualified...Nah, I was actually listening to the Aussie Open Men's Final on the radio.  What I do for sports!

On Monday morning, we broke camp (sad) and stopped by Paul's Famous Burgers on the way back, where we stopped more than a year ago on the way to Sydney Surf Camp, my first road trip with Kim and Soph.  The afternoon was spent doing a much-needed load of laundry and chilling with Alex, showing off my war wounds.

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Kiddie Pool - popular hangout spot
Kiddie Pool - popular hangout spot
The all-important shade-giving tent
The all-important shade-giving tent
Phallic cloud...tee hee
Phallic cloud...tee hee
What is going on?
What is going on?
The crew
The crew
Go Aussies and biceps!
Go Aussies and biceps!
Watching the fireworks from the be…
Watching the fireworks from the b…
One of many girl piles...Me and …
One of many "girl piles"...Me and…
Me with 2 of the boys next door
Me with 2 of the boys next door
Go Australia!
Go Australia!
Imagine...this isnt even Sexual P…
Imagine...this isn't even Sexual …
Good times
Good times
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Me on a rest during my bike ride..…
Me on a rest during my bike ride.…
The barbie!  Check out the Austral…
The barbie! Check out the Austra…
Australia...well done
Australia...well done
Did I mention there was a (fake?) …
Did I mention there was a (fake?)…
Regular, G-rated Twister
Regular, G-rated Twister
The board twirley thing never lies!
The board twirley thing never lies!
Sexual Position Twister...use your…
Sexual Position Twister...use you…
Moving the swags of another neighb…
Moving the swags of another neigh…
A sad and lonely campsite
A sad and lonely campsite
The beach near our campsite
The beach near our campsite
The beach near our campsite
The beach near our campsite
Royal National Park on the drive b…
Royal National Park on the drive …
Pauls Burgers
Pauls' Burgers
Pauls Burgers - yums!
Pauls' Burgers - yums!
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