Thursday, July 09, 2009

Making Camping Out Easier

Ok, what’s more fun then camping out? Cooking out in your backyard and sleeping in your own bed. Ok, I’ve gone soft. I really like my own bed (and my own bathroom), but I do miss the delight of sitting around a campfire.

And it’s not just roasting weenies or marshmallows. Although, let’s face it, nothing is better than a S’More. My mom would like her burned black on the outside. Said it had a sweeter taste. I tended towards the light tan when I was a kid. But the older I got, the more I wanted to catch the marshmallow on fire just for the fun of blowing it out.

But what I also realized when I got older was that the blacker it was on the outside, the gooeyer it was on the inside which made for a far better S’More.

So what’s a girl to do? Easy. I went over to Outdora again and fell in love with the Patina Outdoor Fire Pit. I mean, check out the moon & star cutouts. What could be more cool then hanging out in a chair, glass of wine, and just watching the beauty of a flame. Plus were I ever to actually go to the beach, I could pack it up & bring it with me.

Or, I suppose, I could set up an outdoor chiminea. That does seem to scream more Los Gatos Girl, now doesn’t it. They say it’s used for cooking. I’m curious how. I mean, you know what a psycho foodie I am.

Speaking of being a foodie, what the heck are outdoor fire rings? It looks like a hibachi without the legs. And this one comes with a grill. I mean, would I use it in the backyard? Probably not. Mostly likely it’s good for camping and keeping a close eye on the fire. I wonder if Dad & Mom would like one for when they go RV’ing?

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