FINALLY.... The winter always seems SO long when the one thing you and your family really enjoy doing is camping. Having a window, and the weather looking okay, and it being the first part of spring break so Alyssa didn't have to miss any school, we decided to get rolling on our 2011 camping adventures.
I picked up the camper at O Dark Thirty on Friday, got it home and spent Saturday morning "unwinterizing", getting it ready for the road, and packing up. It became very apparent that new tires are much needed on the rig this year, and probably before our next trip, but that's a story for another time. The Grey Wolf handled the winter with no problems, all pipes, water, furnace, holding tanks and everything worked just as fine as it did when we sent her to hibernation last October, that's ALWAYS a good thing.
Sunday I made the "soon to be famous" Chunky Irish Chicken in the dutch oven. A concoction of potato, carrot, garlic, onions, cream of chicken soup, chicken gravy, sliced up chicken breasts, cheese and spices. It turned out pretty good for the first attempt, I'll definitely make it again with some slight cooking modifications.
Monday was a little cooler and more cloudy but was still in the low 60ies. Scrabble was the name of the game and it was my day to get revenge for the butt kicking I took yesterday. YES, I AM the reigning MASTER of the Clements clan at scrabble... That usually doesn't happen cause Valerie is the spelling master so I have to RUN WITH IT when it does happen. We may not play again this year, I might not give her a chance to beat me, that way I can reign supreme as the KING for 2011... :-) Monday afternoon the girls put in the movie Eclipse so naturally I napped... LOL I actually watched it and enjoyed it with them, (or at least watched part of it). We had burgers on the grill and beans on the campfire and then watched a few shows we like and sat by the campfire a bit more on Monday night.
Kind of a leisurely, relaxing first trip of the year and it was just what the doctor ordered. We look to get out as often as possible this year even if it is just shorter trips, they say $5 gas by mid summer, that would hamper longer trips but would still get us out "close by".
Until Next Time, Happy Camping - Bc