Firefly Weekend

    Salad Prep
    Lynn’s “mega basil” grown with secret ingredient (chicken poop) makes the salad special!
    Aunt Janice and Willow
    Willow the puppy gets her first chance at camping– her favorite thing was chewing on rocks… go figure…
    Camp Cooking
    We have had years of practice– now have perfected the art of wood-charcole hybrid camp cooking!
    The last piece of the Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake
    Lemon Rosemary Chicken
    Perfectly Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken with vegetables
    Many Hands
    Many Hands Make Light Work– a quote from Grandma Hughes that we all agree with! The salad makers were in full force!











    We made our annual trip to the Elkmont Campgrounds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend, to enjoy each other’s company and wait for the late-night appearance of the synchronous fireflies! We got everything set up on Friday and were able to get settled in before the deluge of rain— just absolutley poured for a couple of hours.  But then, it cleared up and we were amazed how fast the water ran off.  Saturday was the “big dinner” and trip into the woods to wait for the fireflies to appear.  while we were waiting to watch the fireflies, we watched the trolleys going by bringing folks up from the Sugarlands Visitors Center.  The fireflies  usually come out about 9:45, and this year the water on the branches added extra sparkle to their lights. All in all, a perfect weekend.. and our apologies to those who had to wait for a call back from us– there is absolutely NO cell reception in the park!

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