Sunday, March 25, 2007
Did ya'll miss me?I bet you never knew I was gone.....
I just got back from a boy scout camp out.We went out to Poinsett State Park and stayed 2 nights and one full day.Lake Poinsett State Park, isn't very big.But its full of surprises.
This was a Webelos only camp-out.Which means 10 or 11 year-olds only.Later we will have family outings so everyone can come.
Friday 5:00pm check in.
Set up tents and sleeping bags in assigned tent.
6:45 supper:which the adults cooked.Hamburgers and chips and drinks.
7:00 carry wood to fire rings.
7:15 play till 9:oo pm.
9:00 hike to bathrooms before tent time.
9:30 tent time.
9:30 to 10:00 pm quite talk till 10:00.
10:00pm to 7:00 am sleep time.
You know the adults don't sleep right away,they have to unwind.
Saturday the boy's planted bulbs and picked up trash till noon.
The park has an area that's just for the local boy scouts,We all stay free of charge any weekend we want.The boys pick up the trails as a way of thanking the park.Plus it teaches them also.
I love their motto,"Leave no trace".The last thing I want to see when I'm fishing or walking is someone else's trash.
The boys earned belt loops and badges for fishing and cooking also.We had a good meal cooked in a foil pouch last night,it was easy.I made my own and it was great!!!
take 2 layers of foil about 12 inches square,lay a hamburger patty,sliced potatoes and onions on top season.Then lay on the coals in a fire.Cook about 20 minutes and its done.Each boy chose what they wanted and an adult placed it in the fire.
This morning we had boil-in-baggie scrambled eggs and sausage and biscuits.Coffee for us orange juice or milk for the boys.Then we broke down camp and came home.
Now I have to clean out my car,its full of camping stuff and covered in pollen.Did I tell you the Oaks and Pine Trees are blooming?The pollen is so thick,you have to wash the wind-shield before you can see.This is NOT good for my nose,it tried to run off all weekend.But it was worth every minute of it.Because we had a blast....now I have to go back to work and rest up;D.LOL.
My hubby came out and took a few pictures I'll post at the side.Enjoy all. Click on title to see the park.....