CAMPING DAY 2: Eating, Hiking, Napping, Eating!!!
Scott, Chaz, and I were the first ones up in the morning, so we started cooking breakfast. Truthfully it took a little while for Chaz and Scott to get the fire started (weren’t you guys in boy scouts??), but soon we were on our way! We cooked eggs, pancakes, bacon, and sausage. It was a little tough to get everything organized and cooking the way we wanted it, but it turned out to be a delicious breakfast!
After waking up the troops (JOE MARKS UP, EVERYONE UP!) and finishing breakfast, we headed off on a hike. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The Texas climate is pretty sketchy, so who would have thought that we would an 80 degree day? Eisenhower park is on the edge of Lake Texoma which straddles between Texas and Oklahoma. The shores are relatively rocky, but with the leaves all different colors the hike was beautiful.
We walked through a little bit of forest, through some grassy fields, and down the rocks to the beach. Being the daredevils that they are, Chaz, Scott, and Nick climbed down the rocks to look over into the lake. We hiked for about 2 hours until we were pooped and ready for an afternoon nap. But before that, you know we did our fair share of singing obnoxiously while walking back to the campsite. Some things don’t change. :)
While Mom, Brooke, and I relaxed a little, Chaz, Scott, and Nick went on a hunt for some firewood and a deck of cards. The rest of the afternoon was pretty relaxing–as the girls read and napped and the boys played with the fire. So typical!
After being well-rested, it was time to eat (again!). I pre-cooked chili for taco salad for an easy dinner, so the pot went onto the fire and the cooking began! The taco salad was delicious (if I say so myself), and for dessert we had S’Mores. We talked and told stories and joked around by the campfire, but the evening wouldn’t have been complete without a little experimentation.
I think I can say with some certainty that one of the highlights of the evening was cooking Nick’s Halloween popcorn on the fire. It took a little while to figure out the best way to cook it, but once we figured it out we ate some of the best popcorn ever!