Do you have something special you like to do outdoors? Picnic? Fireworks? Boating? It's the Fourth of July weekend in the states. Full of celebrating the red, white and blue with great friends and awesome food and some family traditions.
Fireworks, picnics, camping, grilling, eating out doors, hikes, bike rides...I absolutely love it all. My problem is getting away. Fortunately, we're surrounded by small town firework shows.
When we do get to camp...we now have a pop-up camper with air conditioning (mainly for the dogs...and if you believe that...). I did plenty of years of tent camping and sleeping on the ground.
Tips for camping: Have two coolers. One for food with blocks of ice (which can be made with old milk jugs). And a second cooler that you open more often. Your food will stay colder, longer. Another huge time saver is to prepare your food prior to leaving the house. If you are planning on hamburgers --season and shape the patties at home, then freeze them. Clean up is easy and prep time is almost nill. There will be lots more time for singing around the campfire instead of slaving over it.
It's become something of a tradition for Mister and I to pack a picnic dinner and attend a concert. Unfortunately, we won't be able to go this year, since Baby Girl has just arrived. We'll definitely take her next year though!
|by Rick Minick|
TURN, Washington’s Spies. It’s now in season 2. I love the George Washington character in this one. You can see season 1 on Netflix or on DVD. From the History Channel, Sons of Liberty, an excellent portrayal of the role of Sam Adams and Paul Revere as well as others. It’s also available on DVD. I dare you to watch it only once!