Tuesday, February 22, 2011

22 February 2011, Stormy weather and Kayaks

We had some stormy weather this weekend including high winds and rain.  One thing is for sure ... it's a lot better being inthe U-Haul than in a tent in bad weather!

This is the stove we use for cooking indoors.  It's coleman single burner propane stove.  The rack is what we use when Susan is going to bake something.  (It's also the same rack we use over the fire for grilling stuff.)

She puts the coleman camp oven on top of the rack with the vent hole directly over the stove's burner.

This is what it looks like when she's suing it.

She puts aluminum foil over the top and sides to get the heat up faster and save on propane.

This morning's menu included sausage, biscuits and gravy.  She took some of the biscuit dough, rolled it out in a strip and added some cinnamon and brown sugar then rolled them into cinnamon rolls.  Add a little frosting and they were very good.

These rivalled any you can buy at the store!

The sausage is already cooked in the canning process so all she has to do is heat them up.

Sausage cooked and set on top of the oven to stay warm as the biscuits and gravy are made.

Great start to a long day of fun!

I never did find a car wash so I washed the bike with a bucket of water and a sponge.

During the stormy weather we found out a couple of our windows leaked.  Susan is outside applying duct tape over the window to stop the leak until the rain lets up.

What it looked like after the sun came out!

A rainy day spent inside with books, computers, movies and the cat and dog for entertainment.

Me and the mutt coaxing the fire to life.

Dishwashing time!

One afternoon we took the kayaks out on the lake just to paddle around a bit.

We're a couple of miles from camp and about to head in.  Right after this picture the wind came up and the lake got kinda' rough.  The kayaks are designed for rough water but the wind was a challenge in such a lightweight boat.  Getting back to our bay in that cross-wind was work!

The dog and cat posing for pictures.

The dog and cat in "normal" mode.

Those specs in the water are fish.  There were several schools of them in this bay.  I'd guess probably three hundred or so fish in all.  Most looked to be about 18 to 24 inches long.  I don't know what kind they were.

We found this spring seeping out of a small cave.

Susan made some "mexican" food out of our dehydrated food.  This contains dehydrated beans (already cooked then dehydrated so you just have to add water, heat and eat), dried onions, tomatoes, peppers, and rice (the rice had also been cooked prior to drying it).

 Add some water in the morning and by evening it's ready to heat and eat with some crumpled up taco shells added to the mix.

Don't forget to see Susan's blog at http://gypsysuebugginout.blogspot.com/ for more details of what we've been doing.

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