Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some days.....

You just don't get moving.  At least in the direction you had planned to anyway.

We wanted to head back to the park, we really did.  But then, S had a thought to finally fix the boy's beds.  I had a thought to take advantage of our electric hook ups and do some dehydrating.  And the kids had a thought to just hang around and play!  Translation: We never left the campsite.....

It's not the end of the world if you 'waste' a beautiful day on other stuff.  Like I said in an earlier post, things can't be just go go go.  We were however slightly anxious to 'finish up' with this part of Yellowstone and move on since it was, relatively, expensive.  But oh well.

So this is what happens when all those above mentioned plans come to fruition.  The house, as we refer to it, ends up looking like this:


Ahh ya yay!!

What you see above is the entire contents of the kid's room (including the boy's bedding) dumped in the living room so S could do this:


Yes, saw off the legs of the bunks!  You see, after S originally built these beds, Inventor didn't end with much headroom.....He really even couldn't come close to sitting up in it.  The toy storage space, or 'the cave', however, had plenty of, off came 6 inches or so from the bottom.

This is the before shot, once all the toys were removed - see, lots of headroom.


Back to this scene, so you can see what I kept myself busy with that day, our dehydrator! I was so excited about finally pulling it out!!  We had been electric hook up free since the first few days of our trip, a month and a half ago.  I was itchy to get my hands on it and we all were itchy for what we produce with it.


And this -

Is just one of three creations that day, onion bread! Yummmm!

Its even extra yummier this way - with avocado!


Also got some granola and macaroons made as well as dehydrating some soaked almonds for future use.

All in all, even if it didn't match what we had envisioned, it was a pretty darn productive day! And the kids got to just hang inside and outside, in our "Little House in the Big Woods' like surroundings.  I know, I just can't seem to stop with the Laura Ingalls references....




  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! I liked seeing how you built the beds... that is a project that is in my future, I hope...

    The onion bread looks delicious, especially with the avocado spread on it! Yum...

    I have no idea how I found your blog... linked from someone else's but who knows which one?! Really enjoying following along. I will be so happy when we are out there too...

    Kerri in AL :-)

  2. Thank you so much Kerri! Glad your'e enjoying and glad to hear from you. When are you planning on hitting the road? It's such an exciting, if not daunting, process :-) Ask away if you've got questions!

  3. Daunting. Yes... good definition! We had hoped to be on the road this fall, but unexpected medical bills from Jan to May took too big a bite out of the rig budget, so... not sure now. Still praying, planning and hoping! Would love to avoid another loooong, hhhhottttt summer here in AL!

    Having a yard sale this weekend (finally cooled off here!) and may have one more, then everything goes to charity! It feels SO good to weed out and pare down. It is truly liberating!!

    I am learning so much by reading others' blogs... I am so grateful that people are so willing to share their experiences!

    Kerri in AL :-)

  4. Good luck with your sale, it is such a pleasure paring down AND getting paid for it :-)
    We're so glad to share our experiences, I know we relied, and still do, quite heavily on other's experiences, they are priceless! Good luck with it all and keep us posted!