The Octogenarian

Last week my wife’s family lost a truly great man.  I was going to post this earlier, but I couldn’t find the video that I wanted to include.  I still can’t find them, but I feel a need to post about this great man anyway. The octogenarian lived to be 82 year of age, and he served all he came in contact with well.  First, he served his country during WWII as a simple galley man on a U.S. Naval ship.  He wasn’t a gunner, he wasn’t a captain, he wasn’t fighter pilot.  Instead, he was your simple every man

The Camp of Hikes

Last week our family took our new-to-us tent trailer camping at Spruces Campground. While it wasn’t my first choice for campsites, it really was a good trip. We ended up leaving on Monday afternoon about 3:30pm. That was a lot later than I had originally planned, but I could get myself moving on Saturday to get the trailer packed and ready. So, we did most of the packing on Monday. After we got to camp, we decided to do tinfoil dinners first, because the dutch oven meals were still frozen. It was nice. We then settle in earlier than usual

SODO: The Late Independence Day Dinner

Like the dinner this post is a little late. I had to work on Independence Day. Yep, I get July 5 off every year. However, the 4th is always a work day at my company. But having to work wasn’t going to take away from my celebration. We were planning to do a Dutch Oven dinner on the 4th. But I ended up working late and not getting out of work in time to start a dutch oven meal. So we went with something simple instead, and made plans to dutch oven on Saturday. Those plans were pushed off too,

Welcome Home PandaMae

Last year I went with my oldest daughter to Girl’s Camp.  Back then I thought it was for her.  I felt that it would make it easier for her to be away from the family for a whole week. Let me explain, in the LDS Church many there is an organization for the teenage girls.  It is called the Young Women’s organization.  It’s primary focus is teaching the girls the gospel of Jesus Christ.  But the “young women” often learn life skills and have fun. Each year as part of the learning about Christ, and having fun, and learning life

SODO: First Time Baking Bread

For Father’s Day my wife more than took care of me. Actually, if you ask me, she went a little over board. But, I finally have some items that I have been wanting for a very long time. So, I forgive her. I received two things that I really wanted. The first was a Camp Chef Dutch Oven Table to make it easier to cook. Now I don’t have to bend over and risk hurting my back. The other thing that I wanted was Charcoal Lighting Basket (I didn’t get the one pictured, but you get the idea). This will

SODO: The Great Chicken Dinner

Okay, the title to this post is a little misleading. Because last night’s meal was nothing great. I guess, I felt that because I had been home all day that I would have enough time to start some dutch oven. But I didn’t start until 5:00 in the evening. And we had kids that needed to be to various church activities. So, I was thinking that this would have dinner done well before 6:30pm. I was so wrong. At 6:30, the chick was still raw and the potatoes were crunchy. It really wasn’t ready to eat. So, we fed the