This was a fairly cold one. The low was 26º and the high was 40º. The kids were completely unfazed and hats and coats somehow managed to become optional. (How do such little bodies with so little insulating fat maintain so much heat?) We were well fed with food and drink that warmed from the inside. The peacefulness of it all was amplified by the cool air and nearly bare trees. We had no choice but to unwind. And, the best part, there was no talk of movies, video games and cell phones.
|The water couldn't have been more than 35 degrees.|
|My grandfather built this killer campfire rig in his shop.|
My kids never met him, but they're impressed with his work.
|While this may look like chopping firewood, in reality it was|
getting the splitter caught in a log. Repeatedly.
|The cold was for real.|
|Cold weather camping bonus: No need for ice!|
|Junior sausage chef.|