Yesterday was the last Monday of the Oshawa Young Rouhghians' Summer Vacation. Mondays are usually a challenging reprogramming day for us, but yesterday was awesome!! Abby, Charlotte, Dylan and I set off for a day of fun in a little spot we used to frequent when the girls where still wee ones. They each brought a hammock, and my first task was to get them all hung. I've decided to even though they are bulky and heavy, I really like the tree straps that came with my Honest Outfitters hammock. I think I'm going to pick-up one set for dual & triple hammock days. It sure makes adjusting the "higher", as Abby calls it, easier. I also figured out that I love NiteEyes S-Biners for this purpose. Each of the girls had one in their hammock kits and they sure made hanging easier. Much hammock playing and tree climbing ensued. A wicked fun game of hide n' seek broke-out as well. I made them chicken noodle soup using my 1.6L Seagull pot and BCB pocket stove. This time I used UST Fire Cubes and determined that I really like them. They're awesome, except if you accidentally pour chicken noodle soup over it. DOH!! The kids ate all the soup that I didn't spill, so I was glad that I thought to bring something for myself to eat. I heated up some curried chickpeas in my Crusader cup using the rest of the second UST cube. I had MRE tortillas to go with it. They were really crumbly so didn't make a very good substitute for a spoon but they sure tasted good. The kiddos had such a great time that they didn't want to go home. They were so serious, in fact, that they almost let me have a nap. Once again, we did not go home empty handed. Everyone found some sticks, rocks and bottle caps. Not to be outdone, Dylan dragged this pitchy piece of Pine all the way home. Thanks for joining us!