Thanksgiving in the Wilderness - Camping Day 2

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Thanksgiving was on Camping Day 2, which began rather cold.

How cold? Did you know it was possible to freeze eggs? I didn't - however, freezing eggs is only an issue when you are making scrambled eggs. It is NOT easy to scramble frozen lumps.

Queen and I had breakfast going quickly, while King was cooking sausage in a cast iron skillet over the morning fire. The Caterpillars very much enjoyed the heat that early in the day!
After cleaning up breakfast and washing dishes, Queen and I took all the kids around on the 2.5 mile hike to the longest covered bridge in the state.

We managed to have a very enjoyable hike, through the woods and over odd wooden bridges and around waterfalls. The Caterpillars were very sweet and shared their hiking sticks (mostly because the Royal kids had brought scooters, which they had been sharing!).
The view was beautiful of Watson Mill Bridge. We even had the chance to walk across the bridge - and thanks to B10 there is ONE photo of me camping. (Thanks B10!)

We also found a huge walnut tree - and weren't able to resist bringing a few back with us!

After the hike, we came back and began preparing Thanksgiving dinner. We went all out with the tablecloth, turkey plates/napkins, and actually sitting down together around one table. Our dinner menu consisted of: yeast rolls, turkey with gravy, sweet potato/apple mash, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dressing and asparagus.

It was delicious and enjoyed by all.
We needed a bit more firewood, CW was in the right place at the right time and was able to ride with the campground host on his golf cart to get a few more bundles.
After the lunch cleanup, I set up the laptop so all the kids could watch Kung Fu Panda together. Queen and I sat with them and knitted for a while, just generally resting before putting potatoes on to bake for dinner.

We used leftover taco toppings and other goodies to top the baked potatoes. It was a light dinner, but just enough after our huge lunch! Especially when you include a dessert of pumpkin pie and roasted marshmallows!

CW loved wearing the red "firegloves".
After another round of showers, the Caterpillars were allowed to watch the Space Station IMAX film. They didn't make it to the end of the 45 minute movie, before crashing out on their bed.

One more great day down, only one and a half to go!

~Lone Butterfly )i(


Edelweiss said...

Looks like you all had a very happy
Thanksgiving (looks like it was cold, though). I take it you're home safely and headed out for the family affair today?

See you next weekend!


BooSheep said...

I am glad you guys had a good time! (And it looks like you went all out for Thanksgiving dinner...yummy!)