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What Can You Forget on a Camping Trip?

We had planned a lovely camping trip for last weekend:  sunny September weather, our 36th wedding anniversary, and a break from weeks of piled-up stress.  A  wonderful get-away, right? Now, you have to realize that we’re old hands at camping, even if we haven’t gone for a while. But boy, did we succumb to some newbie forgetfulness – even after a last-minute stop at Wally World! The camp stove somehow, somehow, got left behind in the garage.  How could that possibly be?  The fire grill didn’t go low enough to cook well over coals, and our little aluminum barbecue would only work with the small pan.  Hmm . . . how many one-piece batches of french toast does it take to feed two adults? S’mores Fixings:  Marshmallows, check.  Graham crackers, check.  Hershey bars? Pick them up at Wally World.  Except . . . we didn’t.  Do you have any idea what camp stores charge?? But it … Continue reading

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What Do My Kids Remember About Summer? Not What You’d Think!

Horses, swimming, campfires . . . you’d think my kids would have awesome end-of-summer memories.  But what do they say when I ask them what they remember?  And what Labor Day trick did my parents play on me as a kid? For the answer, click here to go to Myndi Shafer’s blog – I’m guest posting over there today! And when you’re done laughing at how gullible I was, check out some of Myndi’s posts – she’s hilarious!

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