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We slept in Monday morning and awoke to the usual camping aches and pains. We made our way to the public bathrooms and showers and then set about preparing breakfast. I may have mentioned that we forgot to buy our propane/butane mix canister of camp fuel … soooo… Frankenbutt bought a single serve bottle of milk from the camp store and ate the Beast’s Cocoa Pebbles cereal; I had a peanut butter sandwich with the remaining milk. It did the trick.
While I caught up on blog writing, Frankenbutt started going over bikes. I pointed out the most important issue on my bike: my front bottle holder is loose. Most cyclists have bottle holders mounted on the tubes beneath their seat area but Frankenbutt mounted one for me on my handlebars. I’ve had a few issues with balance since I was pretty young; I have an inner ear issue that requires surgery. I found that option unattractive when 2 different doctors pointed out the possibility of brain damage if it’s not performed precisely right. So, I suffer with the occasional vertigo, misheard words (which can actually be quite entertaining) and some balance issues. Bending down to grab a lower tube mounted water bottle usually results in swerving.
Franenbutt continued to work on bikes while Coco and I lounged on a blanket in the shade. When evening rolled around, we bought a bundle of firewood and made a meal of macaroni and cheese with Spam … yes … Spam! Spam is one of those mystery meats that can be kept in a can without refrigeration, so, hence, it becomes an option in situations like ours. To my surprise, it tasted really good, but a little salty.
With a campfire going, I couldn’t resist buying marshmallows. There were clouds overhead and some rumbling thunder but I was sure I could get a few toasted before the rain started. I just finished toasting 2 perfectly browned lumps of sugary goodness when the rain started. I gathered our last few items off the picnic table while gobbling up my culinary masterpieces of dessert and then we dove into the tent.
It was only 7:30pm so we decided to watch “Top Gear” (BBC version) that we have downloaded to our Itunes program on the computer. It was a gift from our daughter, the Editor, and it has been a terrific form of tent entertainment in bad weather. We laughed as the three hosts converted older cars into police cars and performed a variety of assigned tasks to prove/disprove their theory that older cars could perform better and save money. I don’t know how the episode ended because I fell asleep and didn’t awake again until 6am.
Sorry for the late posting … it’s difficult to type on the computer while sitting in our 4’ high tent, so I postponed it ‘til the day after. I’ll try to get today’s (Tuesday’s) blog on tonight.