Just checking in

This camping is tough business. It requires some dedication to plan, load up, and make camp. It also requires some effort after getting home. It was muddy, and we washed the entire camper. There were generators to put away, groceries to account for, that kind of thing.

Making breakfast outside

We had a great time, and the grandchildren were wonderful. My grandson just moved beyond training wheels on his bike, and was a madman around the campgrounds.

My favorite part was the evening around the campfire. I had a couple of pumpkin beers while the kids made s'mores.

The grandkids wanted to tell spooky stories, and some of the stuff they came up with was pretty funny. As an example, there were a couple of stories about Shrek.

They begged me to tell a story, and I read them a couple of pieces of my micro-fiction. This is the first time I've ever read something I've written to anyone. I was kind of nervous, even if they were all family.

The little ones missed the point of the stories. The twelve year old had her mind completely blown. My daughter-in-law was pretty impressed too.

I have to remember to send a copy of Will O' the Wisp to the twelve year old. It's something she would really enjoy.

I had a little bit of operator error with my generators. We had plenty of battery power, and it wasn't a problem. I figured out what I did wrong, and everything worked wonderfully. I have an old fashioned coffee pot, so there was never a risk of doing without. I could have made coffee over the fire with no problems. I was on a roll with the coffee maker and wanted to make it work. Here was the solution until I figured everything out.

I missed a day or two online. If you had a post that I should have seen, feel free to let me know. I went back through my most frequent commenters and visited all their sites. I should feel worse than I do about it. I don't step away often enough, and that family time is precious. I'm back now, and back to work tomorrow too.

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21 responses to “Just checking in

  1. Eh, sometimes you miss a few days. Sounds like it was worth it and you had a fun adventure. Good to hear there was no risk of going without coffee.

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  2. Don’t feel guilty. Your priorities are in the right place. Sounds like a wonderful time. The memories you created for the little ones will be ones they cherish their entire lives.

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  3. Hooray for family time and introducing them to your writing! πŸ™‚

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  4. You’re the coolest Grandpa ever πŸ™‚

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  5. I love beer and I love pumpkin flavor, but I’ve never had pumpkin beer. Definitely have to add it to my must-try list this fall. Any specific brand recommendation?

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  6. You are ingenious! Couldnt do without my coffee in the morning. Well done for figuring it out.

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  7. That time around the camp fire sounds wonderful–and truly special.
    How cool that your family was impressed with your story writing!
    You’re my kind of guy with a backup coffee pot. If I didn’t have my coffee, I’d have to leave. πŸ™‚

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  8. I love that you have generators for coffee. πŸ™‚ small touches like those that make trips comfortable and fun. πŸ™‚

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