Monday, July 4, 2011

Adventures at Girl Scout Camp

You may have noticed that my blog was a little quiet. Work was crazy and ended up with me spending a week helping a Backpacking 101 unit at Girl Scout camp. I thought I would share a few pictures of my adventures so you know what I'm doing when I'm not reading books, gardening or blogging.

Drying fruit to take on our hike. The concept of dehydrated watermelon baffled the girls.
But it was yummy!

This is totally a legitimate use of tie-dye.

Going down the trail.

Sometimes bizarre things happen in the woods.
Actually we were just removing a dead branch hanging above the campsite.
(I'm buffer than I look. Crouched down, let her climb on my shoulders then stood.)

The girls used little handmade stoves (buddy burners). We used my lovely stove.
They were jealous! (This is my friend & assistant unit leader for the week)

Yes that's a tent walking around and dancing. Do you really want to know?

We were sitting in the tents lap. Just like Santa Clause.
And I only look deformed because I'm laughing hysterically and keeping the kids awake at night.

Note: I only show faces of the grownups for a reason. Otherwise there would be more pictures. But gotta protect the kiddos.


Wendy Darling said...

Looks like you had a good time. :) I demand a recipe for dried watermelon!

veela-valoom said...

Oh it's simple. We just chunked the watermelon and put them on a dehydrator, then checked until they were dry enough.

Though I have this theory that it would be EVEN better if you salted the watermelon first so that you got the sweet & salty together. Next time I'm trying that.

(I can't remember where your from, but around here we eat our watermelon salted. I know this is not a common practice everywhere)