Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ABC C is for Cousin Camp

Each year we camp with grandkids in what has become known as "Cousin Camp". The cast of characters varies slightly from year to year depending on which families can make it. This year we had ten of the sixteen grandkids make an appearance. It became a two generation Cousin Camp when my nephew John and his wife Debbie joined us as well. This stump became a popular base for hide and seek, but if Leeza is going to hide this time, there will be no problem seeking.

Pizza is a popular Cousin Camp food. We cook it in the dutch ovens. John regaled us with his prize
dump cake, also cooked in a dutch oven, and since they had a freezer in their travel trailer, we had it with ice cream. John has recently retired from seventeen years as scoutmaster. His specialty is dutch oven cooking, and he has seventeen dutch ovens, though he only was traveling with two. I only have these two. Hey, dutch oven dump cake could be my D next week.
Grandma's game bag makes an appearance every year. I think this intent competition concerns chess,

And there are always bubbles.
I post my ABC Wednesday early because Wednesday is the day we do our header challenge. Well, sometimes I post that early as well.


MJ said...

Wow... how fun is that??!! What a lot of children! Oh, to be young and have fun as that... nice post!

photowannabe said...

How delightful. I love the idea of all the family getting together and eating and playing.
Good for the soul.

Roger Owen Green said...

I have no first cousins! I blame my grandparents.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carol said...

What a fun post! Cousin camp is a great idea.

Lea said...

Wonderful way for the cousins to get to know each other better!
Have a great day!
Lea's Menagerie

Leslie: said...

What fun! Unfortunately, all my cousins lived elsewhere. I hardly know them!

abcw team

Reader Wil said...

Lovely post! It's a coincidence that you write about a Dutch oven, as I have an introduction post of the letter D next week, about everything linked to the word "Dutch"And I mention a Dutch oven and how it was invented in the Netherlands.
Thanks for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team

Liz said...

What a fab thing to do with the grandchildren.

Kay L. Davies said...

Cousin Camp sounds like a great idea. I have been wanting to do something involving the grandchildren and this just might be the thing, although my husband is allergic to the idea of tents. I could start working on him now for next summer.
I love the idea of Dutch Oven cooking, too. Between you and my friend Reader Wil, I might learn something about Dutch Ovens next week. If not, there's always Google.