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Monday, July 21, 2008

We make camping look good!


So here is our set up out on the bluff in the beautiful UP, Garden Michigan to be exact... we make camping look good.  Menu items included... omelets cooked to order (see recipe below) , pancakes with grilled bananas, cuban sandwiches, chicken gyros, strawberry short cake and lots of other yummy treats. Our tent is HUGE and so we had a few of the cousins sleeping with us and still had room to spare.  The kids had a great time.  We spent most of our days down at the beach and once everyone was fried to a crisp we headed back up to the bluff for a nice camp fire and a cool breeze.  Our "camping site" is on a bluff over looking Lake Michigan (Big Bay de Noc).  Great view, amazing sun sets and incredible starry nights.

*crack 2 eggs into a FREEZER baggie (regular sandwich baggies melt... use Freezer baggies)
*add fixin's (bacon, ham, green peppers, cheese, tomatoes, onions, spices or whatever)
*seal baggie and squish the contents with your hand until well mixed
* with a sharpie marker write your name on the baggie (important if your husband likes really hot peppers and you don't)
*drop baggies (ok to do a bunch at once) into a pot of boiling water
*let boil for 15 minutes.  use tongs to remove baggies from boiling water
*remove omelet from baggie (don't reuse baggies) and add more cheese, sour cream or salsa if desired and eat up
**** you can also make it a breakfast burrito by wrapping your omelet in a soft tortilla shell... great for camping because you really don't need a plate.

the boys playing with fire

The past few years I have rented a port-o-john and had it delivered to the bluff (we have no power, running water or electricity out there).  It is always a big hit.  Those who prefer to "rough it" are welcome to wander into a secluded place in the woods or behind a hay bale to do their business but upon return must submit to a "tick check" before being allowed back into the tent.  Since this often involves public nakedness and a flashlight, the port-o-john has become a welcomed eye sore. Pat's uncle brought  down a water barrel from the farm (that big black thing on the wagon).  The water is not good for drinking but it is great for washing (both bodies and dishes).  We also charge Sam's feeding pump at the farm.

Sam being goofy

Andrew by a tree at the Ghost Town (Fayette State Park)


We packed up camp, visited Pat's Dad's grave and then headed to the beach.  After spending some time in the water we grilled hot dogs, said our good byes and headed back home. Until next year..... 


Bethany said...

So fun! I was just telling my husband that we need to start camping again. I always used to go when I was a kid and I loved it!

Heather said...

Seems like you all had a wonderful time. Some really great photo's of you guys too and by the look of it, it sure looks like beautiful country. Sounds like the trip had all the appropriate components of a family vacation: lost items, throw up,inclement weather, yummy food and most importantly family fun and memories to last till next time!

Baby Vagabond said...

HI Rae,

I just read down through the past 4 or 5 posts. I enjoy reading about your family. I love that omelette idea. I could see doing that on our backyard firepit. What memories you are making!

((hugs)) Rosie

Kelly said...

Where do you get your energy?!?!?!

It looks like you had a great time...good for you!