By the Campfire
October 27, 2011
My family and I just took advantage of this terrific, autumn weather by going camping this past weekend. We usually go camping in a State Park several times a year, and have turned our packing into a routine. We just throw some clothes, matches, tent, chairs, toys, scooters, and sleeping gear into the car and head out. And if the kids are good, we even bring some food.
There is one thing that has changed since we decided to take our kids with us. Before we were relegated to bringing hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, and s'mores (even though they only really like the marshmallows cold and the chocolate by itself), we used to have a more elaborate camping menu.
There are several wonderful outdoor cookbooks that can be found in the library that may prove to be useful if you have more time and less picky camping companions than we now do. Not only does the library have cookbooks, but we also have books about outdoor games, adventure guides, eBooks, audiobooks, and DVDs that you can use in the car on your way out of town.
So next time you are ready for some family recreation, remember to let the library help you make it a trip to remember.
Blue Springs South Branch