Sunday, July 27, 2014

Not So Glamping Camping

 This last week we decided to go camping kind of spur of the moment for pioneer weekend. We left on pioneer day and decided to honor our own pioneer history by checking out a house that Chad's Great, Great Grandpa Rogers built in Fillmore, Utah with Chad's parents, and Chad's sister's family.

Fillmore was just a bit abandoned looking, but it was fun to read from the family histories and look at the house. It is actually for sale at the moment so we were able to go inside and walk through the house!

On the way to the Great Basin we saw a couple of wild fires which made me very nervous!

Camping was tons of fun! The kids really enjoyed it. We affectionately called our little campsite Lucky Number 11. It really was quite charming. Chad made a pretty mean breakfast the first day. YUM!

We enjoyed hiking, playing in the streams, visiting the lake, playing cards, and especially our time around the camp fire. We told ghost stories, popped some jiffy pop, and made s'mores! And oh by the way I have a new favorite way of making s'mores!

The picture below is particularly memorable for me. It was Olivia's turn to tell a ghost story. She is 6 years old. I listened to and watched the other 3 struggle to come up with a story, but not Oliva, she went on and on :) So much that I started to tune out. At one point when I tuned in she was talking about 1000 dead school girls in a purple tent. Where does she come up with this stuff? I had to try not to laugh as it was supposed to be a ghost story!

I didn't get a picture of the s'mores, but we just had to recreate them once we got home, because they were just so delicious!

Do you remember S'moreos? Well, School Boys are even better!

I roasted my marshmallows at home in the oven on the broil setting for 2 1/2 minutes, but they probably could have gone for 3 min.

We used Petit Ecolier (we call them School Boys), which are a chocolate biscuit cookie. The best part is they come with great chocolate, so no need to worry about a Hershey's Bar!

Can you see that Yummy Chocolatey Goodness? These are definitely my new favorite way of eating S'mores!


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