My eldest is off this weekend with her Girl Scout troop camping (although really, they get to stay in cabins so I question the whole "camping" terminology). As I was pulling out the gear she needed from the shed, I noticed that her mess kit looked rather rusty. She hasn't used it in a while since when we go family camping we use a set of heavy duty plastic dishes (which, oddly enough have a tendency to melt when piled with very hot, just-from-the-fire foods). I brought it into the house to wash ans sure enough many of the pieces were speckled with rust. I'm sure I could have corrected the problem if I had a sand blaster or some steel wool. Seeing as I had neither, I picked her up a little earlier from school and we headed to Gander Mountain.
I want to live in this store, I love it so much. And while we did get a new mess kit for her, we also ended up with a little flashlight and a wand-like glow stick. And some sporks*. And a fuzzy vest and jacket.
|She didn't really need the flashlights but her joyful enthusiasm over the "magic wand" was contagious.|
|So shiny and red.|
* I totally thought of Melanie over at Sporkin' On Down the Road when I was looking at the vast selection of sporks to choose from.