Sunday, June 10, 2012

Campfire Night

Since Hubby and I live way out in the hinterlands, we can have campfires as long as they are under control and the SC Forestry Service doesn't have a 'no burn' warning out. 
One of Our Dietz Lanterns

For us, this is a really relaxing form of recreation. Then, again, we're old farts and it doesn't take much to amuse us. LOL. We really love discussing the day's goings on and what we're planning to do in the near future. Sometimes we'll talk until 10 or 11 pm as the night goes quickly when we're having this much fun.

We set out our lanterns around the campfire and picnic table. They really make the whole experience nice. We bought these little babies from Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio. No. We didn't go there, but that is one of my bucket list items to do. They have a really nice website and they will send out a catalog if you request one. They cater to the Amish and those who choose a rustic or off-grid lifestyle. Maybe this summer, when we visit relatives in PA, I may be able to get Hubby to make a side trip.
Trixie Getting Ready for Campfire Night
This night, rather than having our own campfire by ourselves, we were having company! The little neighbor girls have been coming over to play in our sand pile and we invited them and their parents to our campfire.

I bought marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars to make S'mores. That was a hit even for the adults! I also made a huge bowl of buttered popcorn with our air popper. Yum! The night flew quickly. The little girls tried to tell ghost stories and other tall tales. We got a kick out of them. We all talked until about 10 pm when the neighbor mentioned the time.

I think we all had a good night. The dogs were great with all of the loving they were getting. The little girls were hanging on their necks and giving them hugs and petting. I think the company wore them out because they were really good dogs and fell fast asleep when we got into the house.

May all of your campfire nights be filled with enjoyment!

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