Last weekend we went to a local campground. It was not a great weather weekend, though. We got there on Thursday night and set up camp. Mr Farmer went to work on Friday and the kids and I stayed at the campground.
It rained. It poured. So we stayed inside and watched Little House episodes. There were a couple of other kids at the campground that my kids made quick friends with. Those kids came in our little camper, too, and watched tv. They stayed for lunch. I was glad to give them something to do since they were camping in a tent.
After lunch we took out the bingo game. We played for mini donuts. This occupied several hours. The kids headed out to play in the rain since it had let up some.
Saturday we went to an auction. It rained and stormed all night, keeping Mr Farmer awake and worried.
Sunday we spent fishing. It finally quit raining. We caught a bunch of little fish, but took them to the camp site anyway to have for lunch.
Mr Farmer and the girls cleaned them while I got potato pockets ready for the fire.
Potato pockets are easy and delicious. They are just sliced potatoes, onions, ham, and butter. Add a little salt and pepper, fold up in tin foil, and pop them on the hot coals for 30-45 minutes. They were the best thing we ate the entire trip!
The fish were mostly too small to filet, so we just picked the meat from the bones. We threw the smallest of what we caught back in the lake. We got enough meat from what we cooked to satisfy everyone.
My favorite part of camping is the campfire. I love the smell. The sound. Staring into the flames and letting my mind wander. The kids liked playing in the fire. Yes, I'm a horrible parent. I sat and watched my kids catch a small stick on fire and then blow it out so they could send smoke signals. I let my kids play in the fire and I liked it!
Monday Mr Farmer went back to work while we packed up camp. Then we headed home when he got off work. This trip showed us we can survive a campout even if it storms and we have extra kids in a small camper.