Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It Burns

I've been home with the boys on GM shutdown this week and for something to do we went CAMPING. My primary objective was to try to put the new tent we bought before our trip in August. It's way bigger than the tiny one we used before, and it's cute, looks like a cabin and has a little crescent window. But way more parts to put together, and I'm proud to say I did it! AND took it down after! We only stayed over one night at a place just 19 minutes from our house. We did hiking and swimming and fishing and the apparent number one exciting camping activity: burned stuff in the fire pit. Here's a list:

  • The shrink wrapped pack of firewood that we bought at the Metamora Foodland for five dollars. It had a little handle on it that formed strange brown puddles when they burned.

  • Every stick that could be found laying around the campsite, plus a few from beyond until hey don't go over there it could have poison ivy...I sure hope it didn't.

  • These green stick-like weeds that stack together that Tim said make a popping noise when they burn up. They do.

  • Other green weeds that make an incredible stink when put in the fire so stop doing that.

  • Handfuls of dry leaves that make a lot of smoke so stop doing that.

  • Paper Plates.

  • Napkins.

  • Pizza Box (You surely didn't think I also attempted to COOK on this adventure? I have my limits)

  • Pizza Crusts

  • Box from the citronella sticks that look like cigars that we bought at Foodland.

  • The citronella sticks themselves. They should keep the bugs away when burnt this way too, right?

  • The package from the deck of playing cards.

  • Every other piece of paper-based trash from our garbage bag.

  • The "Be a Courteous Camper" pamphlet and hiking trail map.

  • Pages Tales from Riverdale comic digest. Archie and Jughead are still in High School!

  • Marshmallows. The ones that burned up too much to eat. Plus a few that just might have been tossed in to see what happens. Bubbly blobs, the best!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are going to have a RV in your driveway in no time!
Mary Beth