Saturday, June 29, 2013
Despite a shower before dinner, we were able to get a fire going to make chili and scones for dinner. The evening fireside was a testimony meeting and didn't wind up until well after dark. We spent some time with the kids talking about our feelings about trek and the parallels with life. We were constantly amazed at their maturity and expressiveness. Ed says the future of the LDS church is in good hands!
We started Thursday morning with a bowl of cornmeal mush for breakfast. It wasn't the tastiest, but it stuck to your ribs. We were happy to find out that our adopted children had some terrific skills, which included fire building and cooking! Ed and I watched in amazement as they made breakfast for us. I have to say I am reconsidering my opinion of the value of Boy Scouts in a boy's life!
By early afternoon we arrived at our next camp site, and we had time for some fun, getting our hair washed, making leather bracelets, and cooking tasty little strips of buffalo meat.
We soon learned that the braking tow rope could also be used in front of the handcart to help us when going uphill.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If you're curious about how things are going on the trek, check the weather in Gettysburg, PA. That's very close to our camping sight. Looks like today we'll have clear weather for a few hours, but tomorrow has 80% chance of rain. Hopefully, that will make the 90 degree weather feel cooler!
See 'Ya later!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We also took the opportunity to run out and do some shopping in the middle of a tornado warning. Luckily, the tornado that touched down in Eldersburg was on the other side of town!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
First we found some baby geese in Miss Carol's pond.
There were also some giant mushrooms growing out of rotten trees!
It was nice to have Amanda along to train Coda to walk next to us. Amanda is the true alpha dog in our family, and Coda obeys her better than anyone. We stopped at the swimming hole to try to teach Coda to swim. It turns out she can dog paddle just fine when the water is too deep for her.
Afterwards we did a temple session and later went out to eat at Thai Cuisine, on the corner of Highways 97 and 108. I'm putting the address on my blog for the benefit of those of you who, like us, never know where to eat after a temple session. It was a small restaurant with limited seating, but fortunately, a lot of their business is takeout. The food was terrific, and I'm sure we'll be back again sometime!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tuesday afternoon, I went strawberry picking with Suzanne and Amanda. It was a beautiful day to be out in the fields at Baugher's Farm.
We got some ripe, juicy berries, which Suzanne went home and made into freezer jam. Luckily, she shared some of the jam with us today!
Yesterday I did some more pickin'--this time banjo pickin' with my friend, Karen. We've had some beautiful weather, and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck entertaining the neighbors. We did Whiskey Before Breakfast, a great tune with a funny title. I can relate to the title, because I had to make a rule in our house--no chocolate before noon!
After we polished up our banjo song we had fun just talking...isn't music really always just a good excuse to get together?