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 headroom....so, 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....