CH & I got there first since he didn't work on Friday and I had a half-day (YAY for Fall Break!). We set up our camp and looked over the area. When we registered, we had a few campsites to choose from. They originally had us at a couple of spots at the entrance. I felt like it was out in the open, so we looked around and found a spot at the edge of the woods, so we felt like we were "out there".
It turned out to be a perfect spot for us. Friday night's weather was just about perfect: not too cool, not too warm. CH bought a memory foam topper for our camper bed, and it was amazing. Almost like being in my own bed! The cushions on the bed weren't that uncomfortable, but the topper is sooo much better!
Saturday morning, we woke up to rain. CH fixed bacon & pancakes, and we huddled under our awning..and the back of the camper until the smoke from the bacon set off our smoke alarm...several times. I think he ended up in the rain...but it wasn't a heavy rain. After breakfast was cleaned up, CH decided that we really needed to get an easy-up, so we trekked into town to get one.
CH was excited all weekend to try out some Dutch Oven Cooking. He had plans to make cinnamon rolls. Not from scratch, mind you, but in the DO (that's the abbreviation for "Dutch Oven", just in case you didn't catch on! I saw that on some websites and finally figured out what it was!). All he did was take parchment paper, put it in the "DO", and put 16 hot coals on the lid, and 10 on the bottom. I found a conversion table on the web to find out how many coals to put on.
Right next to the store is the factory, where they make the cookware:
Southern-Belle-Simple. She wrote a post about it in 2011. I told CH that we should come back for that. I just love small towns that show support for their high school by placing banners all through downtown.
All in all, another wonderful weekend. This is the first camping weekend that was relatively stress-free. I think we're settling into our roles with setting up/breaking down camp, and we're starting to get a little more organized with how we're doing things. This was also the first time we didn't forget anything major! Yep, things are finally getting a little stress-free with the camping!