Happy Birthday Mountain Dad. Enjoy your #campcooking birthday breakfast of pancakes and bacon.
Mountain biking in Moab Utah does not come without challenges. It started out with stress about parking, getting bikes and helmets, and studying the map to find an appropriate trail. When we got on the trail along with 100 other people, Big E just struggled. We had to stop so often to manage uphill, rocks and expectations that within 10 minutes we were all frustrated. Big E pouted, cried, and grumbled while Mountain Dad and I helped, reasoned, and finally lost our patience. We gave up, loaded up and started driving away. Before we totally got out of the area we decided to try one more trail. Thankfully we all calmed down enough by the time we reached the second trailhead that we were able to try again. On this second pass the trail was easier, our expectations lower and we all had a good time. That's how outdoor adventures with kids go sometimes. A lot of work but a lot of fun in the end.
This birthday girl loves to explore! Climbing in a dress - totally Little G.
Outdoor Meal 15 of 30 is one of our absolute faves - pancakes and bacon! #outfam #camping #campingwithkids #campoften #ourcampdaily #campcooking #campingfood #ourcamplife #outdoorcooking #dutchovencooking #campfirecooking #campfood #letscamp #eatoutdoors #mountainmomtots #monthlyoutdoorchallenge #lifeoutdoors #getoutstayout #campfire #overthefirecooking #lifeoutdoors #castironcooking #outfam #outdoorfamilies #campvibes
Autumn love. Are the leaves changing where you live?
My favorite meal so far in my 30 outdoor meals in 30 days challenge was this one - meal 14 Savory Smores. Lunch meat, cheese chunks, peppers, mushrooms, onions and tomato cooked kabob style over the coals. Yum! What food-on-a-stick do you love?
They taste like what I imagine a urinal cake would taste like. That's how my friend @thejedhenry described these charred and ashy orange cakes I tried to make as part of my 30 outdoor meals in 30 days challenge (link in profile). Although I've never tasted (Or even smelled) urinal cakes I agreed with his statement. The orange cakes were not great. Or even good. They reminded me of orange flavored cigarette butts. Oh well. Sometimes #campcooking does not go as planned, but I still think its fun to experiment. What's your worst #campcookingfail?
I'm in the midst of a 30 day #campcooking challenge where I've committed to cooking 30 meals outdoors this month. Sound impressive? Honestly it's easier than I thought. Once I set up my Outdoor kitchen, cooking outside was basically as easy as cooking in my kitchen. Last night we had make your own stirfry. It's the only way my kids will eat stir fry since they don't like all the veggies I include. If you want my full camp kitchen checklist, sign up in the link in my profile You'll also get my family's 3 day/2 night camping menu AND a short video on how to make the perfect camp cook fire. Plus I will invite you to make your own meal outdoors. Don't worry. Just 1, not 30.
Mountain biking! This season was my first time really mountain biking. I'd tried it a few times before but this summer I got brave enough to try some real singletrack trails at #sundanceresort. I fell in love! There's something awesome about speed, nature and beauty...and lift accessible terrain so I don't have to pedal uphill. If you're a mountain biker, where's your favorite place to ride? If you're not a mountain biker, when are you going to try it? 😉