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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



Everything I learned about camping I learned this weekend…

  1. No matter how much you think you are prepared you really aren’t. I swear that the family took half the house, yet they found an entire list of things they need next time.
  2. All the cool boy scout tricks for cooking meals over the fire seem really great, until you realized they were created to keep young boys occupied for prolonged periods of time. I’m not a scout..I’m hungry.
  3. The attention span of anyone under the age of 9 fishing is about 30 seconds, and yes you can wind it in and throw it Son.
  4. If you are going camping to get away from people, then you are going to be sorely dissapointed.
  5. Bugs like camping too.
  6. Not everyone is willing to let you take as many naps as you want to.
  7. Your camp fire can never really be too big.
  8. No amount of fun activity planning can compete with those neon glow necklaces.
  9. The 30 second rule does not apply for food dropped on the ground. Just wash it off or figure the coons will eat it.
  10. Finally, remember that it probably will take a few days to get the smoke smell out of everything you own.

See you next week….Remember, we’re all in this together.