Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Last Camping Trip of the Season

This past weekend Jeremy and I spent the weekend camping with a group from our church. They do a camping trip every year over Columbus Day weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather this year for the event - Saturday and Sunday it was in the 70s and sunny. Friday was chilly, but manageable. This year's trip was at a nearby boy scout camp so there were little cabins with bunk beds we could use. It was pretty sweet. Also, it was only about 30 minutes from town so people could come and go as they wished. Several people came out for just a day and didn't spent the night.

The best part of the camping experience was that some of the people on the trip were morning people. That meant they got up ridiculously early and started the fire and coffee. That way, when the rest of us got up, the fire was hot and the coffee ready! I could get used to camping like that.

We ate a lot over the weekend. And when we weren't eating, we were talking about what we were going to eat next. It was pretty great. For most meals, all the family units made something and then people shared potluck style. Jeremy and I brought our pie iron, which was a big hit. I guess they're not as popular here as they are in da U.P. I think we made a couple of people into believers, especially after they saw us make breakfast, lunch, and dinner in it. (Hashbrowns, egg, and cheese for breakfast; grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch; and mushrooms, onions, and swiss for dinner)

Most of the daylight hours (when we weren't eating or talking about eating) were spent just relaxing. I did a lot of cross word puzzles and Jeremy got some reading done. The kids went swimming, because it was actually warm enough in October to swim. Crazy. The evenings were spent playing games. It was a lot of fun and I was sad it had to end and I had to go back to work Monday.

The Campsite:

By the water. This picture doesn't do justice to the fall colors.


Cherish said...

I love camping with my oldest sister b/c she and her husband put way more work into the food than I do. With me, it's likely to be spaghetti or chili dogs. With them, you're looking at dutch oven peach cobbler with fresh ice cream, or breakfast crepes.

What is a pie iron?

Golda said...

They're nifty devices for cooking over a campfire. You can make so much with them, which we've recently discovered.

I love cobbler made in dutch ovens! And crepes sound so good right now...