We had a long drive up there. With traffic and stopping for lunch, it took us about 3 hours to get there.
We finally made it and the girls were besides themselves with joy.
They didn't even ask the adults for help. Way to go girls!
It was hot while we were there. So the girls took a break before getting down to business of making dinner.
We went over all the "rules" of camping and keeping us all safe.
Our first night we had "walking Tacos". Normally, you use a bag of Doritos and crumble them up in the bag. They you add all the other goodies that go into a taco. Things like, meat or beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and salsa.
The dishes got much cleaner this way.
Even though only two girls had the job of dish washing, the other girls ended up coming down to talk to them and play around until they were finished.
They were like pros! It was me that was scared to cross over. They were all fine. Plus, it really wasn't very far if they fell any way.
The camp ground had a lot of fun things for the kids to do. We took a trip over to the play ground area so the girls could play around a little bit.
But, once the learned how to make the wood fire get going, that was easy too.
We all got our own pans and went to town on putting in all the yummy goodness in them.
This worked out perfectly.
It was so funny watching they try to do this.
Once the coals are in, we put a rack on top of some empty cans and the pans on top of the rack. The box had a lid that we closed but left a little opening so the air could get in and feed the coals.
After the required time was up, we checked the brownies and they were cooked.
Everyone was amazed at how well the cardboard box worked like an oven.
I heard yelling. "Don't let go! Hang on to it!". I had no idea what was going on. Then I saw, Verenice was stuck on the line. She was to light to get all the way to the end. Almost, but not fully.
So they were handing her a poll to hang on to so they could pull her in.
She was so brave! I would have been freaking out. Not her. What a trooper!
They all did great and couldn't stop talking about it!
We really had a great time. All the girls said they had so much fun, learned a lot and got to do so much more then they dreamed they would do.
I'm really happy we got to go.