But then this happened:
Jon bought a camper and we made it all cute.
So now I'm all about camping. I bought cute boots, a headlamp, and I go on websites like http://www.sierratradingpost.com/ and http://www.theclymb.com/
-planning and making lists in preparation
-eating (hobo food! See below)
-not using the internet/interacting with people I love instead of computers
-fire pit conversation
-and usually, waterfalls and woodland creatures
(this is J Mar, our friend Cody's dog. He's super nice.)
The things I don't love are:
-Being cold (which I correct by wearing adorable coats and hats)
-Bears (cute but scary)
-Not showering (I am only up to one night trips because of this. I'll get over it eventually.)
So, camping is great and I was wrong. AND the best part?
You can cook meals in foil, and they are seriously tasty- and easy.
I did this at home- double layers of nonstick foil filled with the following:
-frozen long green beans
-sliced beef kielbasa
-olive oil, salt and pepper
But 1st, a fire needed to be made. Just the thing for a 14 year old with lots of energy, and general interest in using a hatchet.
then we just put the bundles in the fire to cook, about half an hour. we repositioned them occasionally.
and waited excitedly...
I made an attempt to make cinnamon rolls on another trip the same way but the results were questionable- we let them cook way too long thinking they would take a long time so the bottoms were burnt. So, lesson learned.
I'm learning to be a pretty good hobo cook- If I come up with any more good meals I'll be sure to share!