Note: I posted this once and half of it disappeared so this version isn't nearly as glamorous.
Day two. Beautiful morning. It was actually warmer to get out of the tent than to stay in. The sun warmed up quickly. Because of the new camp chef I was able to easily boil some water for those that wanted hot chocolate to help the warming up. Before it was always a hassle to start the fire first and by the time it got nice then you needed to start breakfast and by then you didn't care about hot chocolate. But everyone loved it this time. Breakfast was scrambled eggs and hash browns and OJ and/or milk. It was so nice to not cook over the fire and singe all the hairs off my knuckles or burn one side of the pan.
After breakfast we went on a hike. This is where the day gets interesting. Half way up the trail age6 trips and from there on its whine and pout. We tried lots of things to get him happy again but he was set against it. age 13 of course can't stand to walk with the rest of us and always takes off ahead but usually stays within sight since that is what he was supposed to be doing. He waits for us at varying intervals. Finally 6 can't resist the lure of the great walking stick find that 10 and I have been playing up for him. He resumes contented.
We have Pita pockets filled with a combination of your choice, ham, cheddar, provolone, lettuce, cucumber, celery, carrots. I pick the last 5 ingredients minus the carrots and it is sooo good! Sorry, no pictures. Just after we clean up it starts raining. We wait under the mess tent. Remember I said this turned out to be a blessing. Until it slowed enough to grab the fun bag out of the car and dash to the tent. 13 took time for himself in the other tent reading. We spend the next hour in the tent playing cards and having the occasional cookie. Age 10 falls in love with the new card game, which I've actually had for years. The rain stops and Dad and I can't keep our eyes open anymore. I send 10 and 6 out to play with a badminton set while we try to nap. It doesn't really work so well for me. After 30min. I get out to survey the scene and soak up some sun. We all go out on the boat for a little fishing, It doesn't last too long. We feel a drop or two and head in.
To be continued.