Camping Day 3 - Geocaching in the Country

Friday, November 28, 2008


Can it get colder in the morning?

I'm not sure, but the eggs can get even MORE frozen - which I didn't think was possible...

But the Caterpillars stayed in bed a little longer and were quite cold when they finally got up.

King loves to be the first one up in a campground and have his campfire going before anyone else can light a fire.

The Caterpillars joined Prince and Princess around the fire, while Queen and I took care of the rest of breakfast.

After cleanup, Hubby and I wanted to introduce the Royal family to geocaching - something my family very much loves to do while outdoors.

We went to our first site, which sadly we didn't find. Eight people were searching for one small ammo box - which makes me feel certain that it had been muggled (it wouldn't have been the first time this particular geocache went missing).
Luckily, Prince found our second geocache - only 4 miles away. He really enjoyed the discovery!

But that took us until almost 2:45 p.m., which meant we had a very late lunch in this tiny little town at this tiny little restaurant.

It was a GOOD restaurant, see the fried dill pickles! Everyone enjoyed it, including the delicious frozen custard for dessert. I passed on the custard and had my fill of the pickles!

We split up after our late lunch, so Queen and I could find a grocery store and buy more snasauge for breakfast. King and Hubby had to refill the Royal's propane tank (very important in this weather).

Tonight was a very special night for B10, because Hubby taught him how to correctly build a fire. B10 was allowed to set up the fire logs himself and use the lighter to light the fire. He did such a great job!

CW was a bit sad that he was still a little young to be allowed to build a fire, so he made his own. Not to bad of a job for a first-timer! He'll be ready for real campfire building soon. King even said he would have used the kindling CW so carefully collected for our morning breakfast fire on Day 4 (except it rained, a lot...).
Did you notice the orange "griddle" on the fire - so CW could cook breakfast?

Before cooking, Queen and I walked up to one of the woody areas, where she had seen deer. CW, Princess and B10 came with us. Princess and CW seemed to enjoy the walk.
B10 on the other hand, well, he saw a couple of bats in the sky and couldn't understand why we kept walking! As far as he was concerned, he was totally satisfied.
For dinner, I had made a double batch of white chicken chili, which everyone seemed to enjoy with a couple of slices of bread and cold milk.

Hubby took the Caterpillars up to the showers again, while I sat quietly to watch the fire. The rain had just begun, it was a light sprinkle that made the fire hiss every once in a while. I had promised Prince that I would bring my computer and the Caterpillars over after they were clean to play one of our favorite computer games (Bookworm Adventures).

We had a great time playing, but I think my favorite time of the day was being able to sit and enjoy the fire. It's hard to believe we leave tomorrow.

~Lone Butterfly )i(


BooSheep said...

FRIED PICKLES = BEST THING EVER! Yummo! What an awesome treat for a pregnant woman to find camping :)