We have a rock-bordered fire ring down by our garden. We love it, but it is still under a LOT of snow. Michael purchased a portable fire ring when we lived in the RV....it is set up off the deck - up a slope....we've shoveled around it.....and tonight....we lit the fire. The first fire/s'more of the season!
But first....the re-stocking of the s'more kit...crackers, Hersheys, Kit Kat, Reeses, York, white chocolate bars, sugar free Lakanto chocolate bar, marshmallows, wipes, matches....we're set for the season. Well - not really. I would love to find sugar-free marshmallows, but that is something I've not seen yet.
Alex dug around for the roasting sticks. Yes, THIS is planned. I thought the sticks were stored in the greenhouse. The walls and roof of the greenhouse blew away. He dug around in the foundation to find them....but I wasn't ready with the camera. LOL
Alex purchased a drone and is learning how to fly it and how to sync it to his phone/camera. Everything is moving towards new content for that defunct YouTube channel. All it lacks is a spark of motivation.....
Nolan works in the morning - and is still strictly maintaining his distance, I think news of Beth's infection after being so careful motivates us to keep the rules. The rest of us gathered around the fire....This was Dad's first snowy campfire with us. He enjoyed the summer and fall fires.
|Grandpa, Michael, Stacia, Alex, Krista|
|Dad and I|
As we sat and visited I remembered....camping with the Beth (she of Covid fame) and family decades ago...the fires, the flaming marshmallows, the ER runs and the Patrick McManus. Visiting the Bowers and enjoying fires in their back yard. Inviting friends for spring/summer dinner in Montana, Texas, California....ending up in the backyard for a dessert of s'mores and visiting, while children play....so many nights around the campfire, vlogging, blogging, reading, connecting while we lived for 2 years in an RV. Friends and family visiting us in the RV and joining in around the campfire... getting to know Cory around a campfire at a Campground in OR... campfires with CoRielle, BreZaak and kids while they lived here....
Yes, when isolation is over...we're having friends over to sit around the campfire and play frisbee golf...and we can do that at midnight around here!!!! The kit is ready.