We finally had a lazy morning with no where to be until noon! Batman skipped a rock on the river flowing past our campsite. Jack had never seen this done before and insisted that his dad teach him the magic. They spent most of the morning skipping stones then had a game of horseshoes.
The teenagers slept in.j
I hand-washed all the laundry before it got too hot to work outside. My patriotic manicure suffered for it.
We spent our Fourth of July evening with John and Robin, a local family with whom we have become great friends over the years. We were at their house ten years ago for the Fourth as well. Now it’s a tradition! She graduated with Jeff, then married a boy from the class two years ahead. Now it’s fun to visit with them and their kids and grandkids. John was a champion of the underdog back in high school. No one got picked on or bullied if he was around. Good, good guy.
I brought my ice cream freezer & made homemade ice cream. Here is the recipe. It is so easy that I ran out of excuses for not making it! (found on Google search)
1 quart whole milk
1 pint half & half
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons vanilla
You don’t even have to mix it if you don’t want to. You can just dump it in the container and plug in!
Then I follow the instructions on the outside of the rock salt box. Robin had styrofoam cups and plastic spoons on hand. I should have thought to bring that too! Also I should have brought and ice cream scoop!