Dot Com Pho – Dot Com Camping Edition

Instead of doing the normal Saturday afternoon Dot Com Pho at Pho Ba Co, I decided to head out of town with the family to try some Dot Com Camping. Now, I am not a camper. In fact, I think this only the second camping experience I ever had, and I got to tell you, I was really roughing it!

Our camp site was at Lake Casitas. This is an artificial lake in the Los Padres National Forest of Ventura County, California. It was created by the construction of Casitas Dam on Coyote Creek, two miles before it joins the Ventura River. The dam was built as part of the Ventura River Project. The project provides drinking water and water for irrigation. A secondary benefit is flood control.

Human contact with the water is prohibited since it is used for drinking water, but fishing, boating and camping are permitted. During the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Lake Casitas hosted the canoeing and rowing events. The lake was used as the site for filming the scenes of Camp Greenlake in the 19th century in the 2003 film Holes.

While I felt I was roughing it with nature, the hardcore campers might say I wasn’t truly camping. They point to the fact that when you camp, you don’t tweet and you don’t have access to the Internet. While that may be true for normal camping, it’s not true for Dot Com Camping. Watch the video to find out how I can blog and camp at the same time. 😛

Dot Com Pho Vancouver – Japanese Pho Edition

What happens when the Vancouver Dot Com Pho crew go to Koreatown to eat at a restaurant that serves both Japanese and Vietnamese food, including the unique sushi burger? Watch this episode to find out! Also featured is the new Dot Com Pho Meetup group and the Kingston Mobilelite G3 USB 3.0card reader.


6 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Dot Com Camping Edition”

  1. TylerIngram says:

    I know of people who go car camping and bring things like cellular usb stick for internet. Solar panels for power etc. I probably would too!

    As for camping, never done the backpack into the backcountry stuff, but I have done my fair share of car camping 🙂 Love it too! This August we’re hitting Pacific Rim in Tofino 🙂 Last summer we did a camping road-trip through the Rockies.

    1. John Chow says:

      Camping is nice but I think I’ll try glamping next. It’s a lot more comfortable. 🙂

  2. jeff d. says:

    looks like you had a really nice time with your family i like to take a real camping trip some time the only time i ever went on a camping trip was when i was cub scout in the mid seventies and we went to the woods with a creek near by we fished and shot bow and arrows but that was 35 years ago and i havent done it again as of yet but want to plan a real camping trip i am thinking montana but6 may do east tennessee this fall.

  3. Abhik says:

    Man, you know how to enjoy with family.

  4. faisal says:

    NIce stuff there JOhn. I see you have used the GoPro to take some pics.

    1. John Chow says:

      No, every single pic and video was done on the iPhone. I did use an Olloclip 3 in 1 lens adapter on some shots.

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