We had a very fun and eventful Labor Day weekend. We started out camping at our favorite campground. All was great until around midnight when the owners of our neighboring camp arrived at their camper, started their generator and partied until the wee hours of the morning. Katie, Desire’ and Ana were trying to sleep in the tent. We finally had them come into the camper. The next night, they did not party, but came and went a couple of times all through the night. They started the generator in the middle of the night when they arrived.
We had fun days, but we finally decided to come home and sleep in our own beds. We played games, and listened to a portion of the audio book “Black” by Ted Dekker.
On Monday, the girls were thrilled to receive a new kitty (yes, our second cat). She is a rough and tumble kitten that we named Arwen from the Elf Arwen in the Lord of the Rings.
We decided not to go camping over Memorial Day weekend because we had several days of rain and cold weather. See our posts from the past several days about this adventure to get filled in. We usually plan a big meal for at least one evening while camping, so as not to miss out on anything, even though we stayed home, we still had our big meal. We had barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes. Yum! It was all very good.
We are substitute camping however, so we have to finish the meal off with something we would have camping…. S’mores. How can this be done without a campfire? Oh, the conveniences of home. The good ole’ microwave oven was put into use. If you have never cooked a marshmallow in a microwave oven, I dare you to try it. The marshmallow puffs up very large and gets very gooey. Through some experimentation, we came up with a time of about 15 seconds for the most delicious s’more. It melts the chocolate perfectly and makes a nice gooey mess. So, the next time, you need to do some substitute camping, try a microwaved s’more. You will be glad you did.
We had our big meal with some friends that were supposed to go camping with us; and we were blessed to have Carol’s Mom and Brother come down from Kalispell for the weekend. Friends, Family, and good Food for a fun Camp IN. You can’t beat it.
Memorial Day weekend is this coming weekend. We have made it a tradition to go camping with some friends every Memorial Day weekend; and this year will be no exception. It may be a very interesting weekend as we are having the strangest mix of weather conditions. There are snow warnings, winter warnings, flood warnings; and we will be in the middle of it all next to a rising river. And we WILL have fun, if it kills us! I say that in jest of course, but it may be by choice that we decide to have a good time, as it may not come naturally. What are you doing this weekend? Make sure you take some time and remember those that have gone on before us and for our country, and don’t make your weekend an excuse to miss church. We all need to go. Have a great weekend in whatever you are doing. John