This was our brainstorming session last night that somehow led us (well, Jordan) to the idea of a campfire in our favorite spot up Green Canyon.
We bundled up the kids (and ourselves) in about a dozen layers (our thermostat read -2 degrees or so). Jordan filled up the back of the Subaru with all of his fire building gear/camping chairs/ extra warm gear. And off we went.
But, that was not the end of the campfire bug. I woke up this morning to find that Jordan had the car nearly all packed (again) with gear for a campfire breakfast. Another round of bundling up and back to second dam we went.
And the results of our breakfast campout in a foot of snow and 2 degree weather? Jordan called it a great success! :) Our toes were frozen (!!!) though we propped our boots up at the fires edge (first snow-shoveled out by Landon and Jordan) but the rest of our bundling was a success and kept us warm and toasty. The kids ate almost an entire bag of marshmallows (the pancake batter froze before it could cook...) and afterwards we felt as grateful as can be for a warm car/house/any place with heat... We came home and enjoyed our pancake breakfast (lunch) in our nice and cozy home, and we made a list of improvements that might be made (shoe sole heat packs, build the fire while Debbie and the kids wait in the car, a tougher camp stove...)