David and I decided to go camping over Memorial Day weekend. I found us a campsite in one of the state forests, Buchannan. We left at 12:30 thinking we would be there in a couple of hours. We had put the forest in google maps and headed out.
At 1:30 we hit Maryland and at 3:18 we were in Pennsylvania again. Thinking we were almost to the campsite we drove all the way through the forest. NO CAMPSITE! We had noticed a place by a trailhead that had brochures so we headed back there to get one.
After looking at the brochure we noticed that there are like 5 different places that are part of the forest. Who would think when you put it in it is going to take you to the farthest away and you need to be at the closest one.
Then from the tiny map I notice there is a name of a road, which I had thought was a creek when I reserved the spot, I put that into google. Low and behold it was there and we were 3 hours away. We finally arrived at 6:30.
It is getting close to the end of our trip. One last day at Animal Kingdom. I said before this is our favorite park. We were hoping to ride the Banshee again but with it being a weekend the line was too long. I guess it will be on our list next time we go.
This is the day that we went to Animal Kingdom which we were all looking forward to going to because of the opening of the ride, The Banshee. If you watched the Avatar movie you will know that these are the animals that they flew on. We had to do a baby swap for this ride. David and I went first. I have to say it was the best ride of all and we rode it twice.
I always say that everything happens for a reason. Heather thought that she had ruined everything yesterday by her error. I believe she didn’t because the line wasn’t bad and as we found out it is too long on the weekends and this was a Monday.
Kate was being goofy with her hat. I think she had her nimmie, sea anemone, under her hat.
Every time we drive through Harrisburg we go over the Susquehanna River. I always saw the paddle wheeler. I checked into it and found that they have special events and a 45 minute river ride. We thought this sounded like fun, so we got tickets for our family.
David and I rode with Christina and Maria. Heather and Dan met us there. I took a few photos while we waited for them to get there.
The other kids were running a little late because Kate had to go to the doctor. She told Mommy that her ear hurt. She was not running a temperature or acting like she felt bad but Heather thought she better get her checked out. It was a good thing too because she did have a ear infection.
David went to meet them when they got there, so they could find us.
Due to Covid-19 we were required to wear a masks and there were limited people allowed. I had made our reservations so we were good to go.
They might not look like it but the girls were really excited about riding on the boat. They couldn’t wait to get on the boat. Of course, Bekka, didn’t think there was enough woggie, water, because she asked for more the whole ride.
We decided to check out the inside.
Then back outside for some photo ops.
Now it was time to head back to the dock.
After our ride I went home with Heather to help her organize her dressing room. David rode home with Christina and came over to get me later. We stayed to have dinner at their house.
While we were at the kids house Bekka started pushing her sister, Kate, in their car. All of a sudden she stopped and ran into the house. She came out with their twin babies, then handed them to her sister. Bekka then continued to push her sister.
On Sunday Heather came over for the day, so I could help with Bekka while she took care of Kate. Kate started running a fever and was really in pain from her ear. She had been up all night and Mommy didn’t get any sleep. Heather always tries to let Dan have Sundays off from taking care of girls. David and I played with Bekka. Mommy and Kate got a little nap which helped them. Before they left though Bekka came running over to our couch and jumped up.
This is how she ended up. Mommy asked her if she was comfortable and she said yes. She stayed like this for a while before she decided to get down.
We had our first backyard party in our new house due to Covid-19. It was not a big party. Our daughter, her husband and their twin daughters and our friends we met in our neighborhood, which consist of Christina and her 8 year old daughter, Maria.
It was a beautiful day in York, Pennsylvania. We spent the day in the backyard watching the girls play.
Maria has been giving the girls toys she has outgrown like the little tyke car and trailer.
Once upon a time there was a little girl, Maria, who was the Princess of York. She lived a quiet life on a quiet street with her Mother the Queen. Then one day as she looked out the window she saw a big, white animal walking down the sidewalk in front of her castle.
Maria tells the Queen, Christina, that there is a polar bear walking down the sidewalk. Her mother informs her that there are no polar bears in York. We live to far south for them to be here.
Ever since we have been trying to stay on Keto I have looked for a good pancake recipe. I found the Cream Cheese Pancakes which we liked a lot but they kind of were not the best to take camping. Then one day while in Costco I found something I thought we could try.
As you can see it is Paleo not Keto but I thought we would give it a try. It is high in Carbs but we don’t eat them often. You just add water which makes them great for camping.
I then decided to look on Amazon and see what I could find. I just can’t trust Costco because sometimes they carry something then you never see it again. Well look what I found on Amazon.
Or you can buy the regular and the chocolate chip mixes together and get a better deal
Ok back to the cooking. The pancakes have always risen to look like regular flour pancakes. I had always measured the mix and water out. On this day I didn’t. You need to mix the batter up then let it sit for 5 minutes or until it thickens. It should be pretty thick. Well I put to much water and this is what happens.
Well I had to keep adding mix until I got it just right.
Now you can see the difference once I added enough mix.
As you can see they look a lot better.
I just need to mention my griddle. I wanted a nice grill and found this one at a charity shop. I brought it home and tried it out. I fell in love with it. If you are looking for great griddle look no further.
Just one last thing to say about the pancakes. I made them for our great niece and nephew they loved them.
Be sure to check out my links if you are interested in anything and if you decide to buy something that is even better. Thanks
A slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire.
To eject from the mouth
To rain or snow slightly
A small point of land usually of sand or gravel running into the water
Now can you figure out which one I mean by this title?
Read on to see if you are right.
David had to go to the Kenai Peninsula to work and I went with him, so I could visit my friend Stella. Stella and I decided to take a day trip to Homer.
We got up that morning and headed out for our 80 mile trip to Homer with a few stops for photo ops on the way down.
We stopped on top of the hill leading into Homer to take some nice scenic photos.
I also got some nice flower photos there.
We then drove on into Homer and out on the Spit. The forces of nature that built the Homer Spit might have washed it away years ago, if humans had not intervened. Winter storms roaring out of the northwest try to separate the 4.5-mile strip of sand and gravel from the mainland almost every year, but rock walls and perseverance keep it intact.
While on the Spit you can’t leave without taking a few shots of the marina. Guess who happened to be in the marina, Time Bandit. If you are fans of the Deadliest Catch you will know what I am talking about. I myself have never watched the show. I guess because I live here.
We left our hotel in Brookings, Oregon at 8:20 and headed to Harris Beach.
Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle. The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast. Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin.