Monday, August 1, 2011

Backyard Camp Out!

Have you ever tried camping in your own backyard?  I mean literally?  It's not the same as packing up the car and heading out -- and then again, it's not the same as packing up the car and heading out (and planning the menu, and rummaging through the garage for all the supplies that have migrated from the spot where they "should be," and shopping, and...).  No reservations, no planning whatsoever.  And do you see how happy it can make people?!

We pitched a tent and laid out our cozy sleeping bags... done!  Camp set-up complete.  As a bonus, we cooked a dessert on the grill from this fun cookbook.  Who doesn't love eating out of a foil pouch???  Next time we're thinking we'll pop popcorn in a foil pouch and use another of their recipes.  But, maybe we won't because maybe we won't plan ahead and make sure that we have popcorn in the pantry.  And that's okay!  The idea is "easy," and we will have -something- we can work with!

This is the second year in a row we've tried to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout. We missed it again, but took a page from their book anyhow. We'll keep trying, but won't lose any sleep over the lack of date coordination.

Linus had fun jumping off the "high daddy" -- we've spent a lot of time at the pool this summer : )  Playing in tents is just plain fun, right?

We brought friends along with us, too.

Daddy delivered breakfast in bed

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