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Yarberry Campground, part 2

Sunday morning, Boone fished while I got breakfast going. To make things easier we prepped a lot of our food before we left on the trip. We have a tabletop grill but for this trip everything was cooked on the propane camp stove. I like to have all of the food that is taken on the trip eaten with nothing being brought back home so here was our meal plan:

  • For the Saturday trip down
    • ham, turkey and Swiss cheese sandwiches
    • cutup celery and carrots to munch on
    • peanut butter on saltine crackers
  • Saturday night: eat out
  • Sunday Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, toast, coffee and juice
    • 3 farm eggs that were cracked into a jar with about a ¼ cp. sharp cheddar and a splash of milk. All you have to do it shake it up!
    • 8 slices of Italian bread in a baggie, 4 for breakfast toast, 4 with dinner
    • 6 slices of bacon wrapped in aluminum foil
    • Premeasured coffee in a jar; just enough for me on Sunday morning & evening (Boone does not drink coffee), premeasured orange juice in a jar
  • Dinner: caramelized pork chops, sautéed veggies, baked potato w/sour cream and butter, bread
    • Carrots, red & yellow bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and onions cut up into a baggie
      • About an hour before dinner I poured a bit of Zesty Italian dressing in the baggie to season the veggies.
    • 2 prebaked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil
      • Boone started a camp fire so I put the potatoes on the edge of it, not in it and turned every so often. I had already baked the potatoes so they just needed to be warmed up.
  • Also packed:
    • Butter
    • Sour cream
    • Salt, pepper
    • Small amount of Italian dressing
    • Half and half for coffee
    • 2 pork chops
    • Bottled water for drinking and coffee

While the camper refrigerator does a great job, we try to stay out of it as much as possible. I always pack a cooler for drinks and the snacks that need to stay cold that we can get into often. Boone hooks up the camper the night before a trip which is when we pack everything except for the food that needs to go in the frig. I like the frig to get good and cold overnight then I will pack it with food right before we leave.

After breakfast we headed out to the Highland Games. It was being hosted at the Maryville University. Maryville is such a nice small town and the campus is beautiful. The first thing we heard was bagpipes, yay! There was a lot of activities going on in different fields and stages. We saw kids learning how to milk a cow – so funny and cute, athletes tossing what looked like whittled down telephone pole, clan tents and more. The competitions were the best and the competitors come from all over.

Highland Games

 

Clan Tents

After leaving the games we relaxed by the water, just chatting and fishing. With the farm, we always have something to do so to just slow down, sit back and do nothing feels like a luxury.

Listening to the wind, water and birds was simply great.