Sunday, July 15, 2012

Camping at Home

Yesterday the mosquitoes were uncommonly quiet, so I decided to burn our branch pile.  Here in Alaska, we have to get a burn permit (good for 3 years) and then get permission on the day you're going to burn.  It seems like a good system to help keep the fire danger down.  

The pile burnt so quickly...it was crazy.  I had the hose out the whole time spraying down the area around the fire.  Alaska is insanely dry, so I was a bit of a nervous wreck, but it all came out just fine (thank goodness).

With the mosquitoes apparently sleeping for the day, we took the opportunity to hang out outside and do a "camping" evening.  We didn't actually camp, but it sure felt like it...
  
Roasting hot dogs over a (very) smokey fire

Relaxing with a good book

Eating Smores

Getting sticky fingers

Eating graham crackers with those sticky fingers
 

The kids had a blast and so did Dave and I.  Spending time together is always so much fun 

Maybe one of these days we'll progress to breaking out the tent.




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3 comments:

  1. Love it! Looks like a great day!

    Blessings
    ,Jill

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  2. Sometimes the best days are those spent with our loved ones, in our home, or in the backyard :)

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  3. It's funny how different Alaska is. I forget it's so big but each part is different. Where we were from is in a rainforest so it's insanely wet. My first summer in Juneau I only had like three days without rain. I don't think you need a burn permit there unless the air isn't moving out of the mountains but then they just issue a ban and call it an "air emergency." weird place, alaska.

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