Well there wasn’t a lot of campers this weekend, but we enjoyed another hot, sticky weekend. We did get a little relief on Thursday afternoon when it decided to rain…although it was more of a tease, I think, for the thirsty crops, gardens, flower beds, lawns, etc.! The temperature dropped after the shower, making the evening pretty enjoyable.
I last posted on Friday (6/22) morning before Donna & I headed out for the items needed for Dirty Bingo & Wacky Family Olympics (6/30). We set off with goals of hitting garage sales in Greencastle (IN), plus 3 more stops. We stopped at 3 different garage sales. We were able to find some clothes we need for the Olypmics, some kitchen stuff for Dirty Bingo prizes & I picked up a darling little summer dress with clear summer heals (perfect for the dress). We made a quick stop at Krogers for needed bottled water & beer. Then our favorite place….Dollar Tree! I usually spend way more than I should in there but I get a lot for what I spend. I just know it doesn’t take long when you keep throwing stuff in the cart thinking it’s just a buck & end up an hour later totaling out at like $50. But in all fairness, I doubt I would get a most of that stuff, that cheap, even at Walmart!
By the time we returned to the campground, the Bloody Mary session was about to begin. Friday nights at the campground, for our group, usually ends up fairly simple as far as meal planning. Usually there’s four of us that just roast hot dogs or sausages over the fire. Sometimes we’ll peal off the label & open a can of sauerkraut or maybe some coney dog sauce . We heat it up around the edge of the fire pit. We all contribute side items (the simpler, the better).
Saturday meals that’s a different story. We have some pretty elaborate spreads! We’ll settle on an entree, in which everyone contributes their portion of meat. It’s pretty much like a potluck dinner…good food, good friends, great beverages. Who could ask for anything more? We decided we needed to eat early because we were bringing “snacks” to Dirty Bingo later that night. Our food of choice (trying to keep simple) Stuffed meat cakes filled with your choice of diced multi-color sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese & spices, I forgot to pack the bacon pieces 😦 Our menu also included: coleslaw, potato salad, garden salad, macaroni salad, cottage cheese, salsa (I love Chuck & Dave’s Salsa we get at Sam’s, fresh salsa w/garlic), monkey bread, iced brownies & oatmeal cookies. The really sad part…there were only 6 of us eating together. But you know what, that’s what makes it still feel like camping (even in our hotel on wheels) when you have potluck pitch-ins, family reunions,summer picnics..just having large family gatherings where you really got to actually play with your cousins & get to know them. But sadly that’s sort of a dying tradition. And that just gave me an idea for a future topic.
Dirty Bingo All in all….I think everyone that was there…enjoyed it & from comments we got before we left this morning, would be interested in doing it again. For those who didn’t play, I’ll explain the “jest” of it.
Until my next post….everyone have a safe week & we’ll look forward to next weekend! Stay tuned for Wacky Family Olympic updates or stuff/props I may need to borrow for the events………Please & Thanks……………Cheryl
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