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What I did this weekend: 05/31/2015

  • Saturday: last spring soccer game of the year for the oldest, then packed up the car with camping gear for a Scouting camping overnight at Beaver Campground in Washington, which doesn’t look like much but was a ton of fun for the ten or so boys who came. Dinner was baked ziti in the dutch oven
  • (customized with kale and bok choy) followed by the same berry cobbler we made last weekend, again in the dutch oven. There’s a river within 100 yards of the campground which was super painful to navigate without shoes on but all the boys somehow made it to the other side and spent a good couple hours throwing rocks in the water and acting like they owned the place.

  • Sunday: Bright and early start (little dude woke up at 5:50am), got the charcoal going in the dutch oven, Karen had all the ingredients prepared for banana walnut upside down french toast, minus the walnuts, which was epic. Boys did another couple hours by the river, lost a couple shoes but no major or minor injuries beyond the teeth chattering. We got packed up and on the way back stopped at Bridge of the Gods, where we had a nice little lunch at Char Burger and bought a 14 pound salmon from Northwest Fish Hogs which Karen then carved up last night. Great weekend!

What I did this weekend: 05/24/2015

  • Saturday: ran errands, visited the Columbia employee store where they were having a Memorial Day weekend sale with some cool rock climbing walls outside for the little dudes and face painting inside (if you’re into that kind of thing). Smallest dude made it halfway up the 40 foot wall, super fun, made me think I need to buy a portable rock wall.
  • Sunday: drove out to Manzanita to hang out with family, made a couple of dutch oven recipes (BBQ chicken and berry cobbler) for dinner after playing at the beach for hours. Beautiful day at the coast after the clouds burned off.
  • Monday: got rid of an old stove and an old trash compactor in about 30 minutes on Craigslist (amazing how quickly free stuff disappears), found the old chicken flock a new “home” (guessing they’ll actually be eaten) on Craigslist as well, cleaned out the old coop, lined it with rocks, lunch at Five Guys and then made some corn bread in the dutch oven in addition to an amazing potato salad out of Bon Appetit and a kale / avocado salad from the CSA we’re a part of for dinner.

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