Hello and welcome to the blog. Monday evening was a perfect chance to get kitty Jennifer outside for a night of camping. I wanted to choose a simple place with lots of grass, little traffic, and a relatively quiet environment. On Monday I’d tried to walk her in the parking lot at the Anamosa McDonald’s. She was terrified by the traffic noises. One of the drive-thru customers told employee Brittany that he’d seen a guy in a Hawaiian shirt walking a cat on a leash outside. (It was tie dye, not Hawaiian!). Britt knew exactly who the customer was referring to!
The Bennett campground, about 35 miles southeast of home, offered grassy areas and quiet surroundings. It was a perfect choice.
Supper was far from fancy. I made some homemade sloppy Joe sandwiches using ground beef, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, onion, garlic, salt, and coarse-ground black pepper. The canned Sloppy Joe mix tastes like metal so I always make them from scratch. The kids at work love these sandwiches. The filling is perfect for cooking or just warming up in the van’s crock pot.
The bread was premium rolls we recently discarded (expires 11/17) from work. I had a manager’s blessing and loaded the freezer at home. The rolls are like a brioche bun (egg dough, slightly sweet, nice brown finish on the top). They should prove lots of fun. I also scrounge a lot of other things from work like sauces and napkins that people leave behind. 🙂
Jenny did amazingly well and really seemed to enjoy herself. She’s now used to this harness and only wandered too far once; all that was needed was to send the drone her way. Jen returned quickly after getting buzzed by the small quadcopter. Overall she has been very well behaved and it means more chances to enjoy the outdoors.
We slept very well last night. Sadly, the price for camping with electricity went from $10 to $15 so I opted to sleep without a heater. The low was 54 last night and the van stayed comfortable. Jenny was content to snooze in the green easy chair.
The morning breakfast was not very creative. At work we have a special on breakfast burritos and with my discount, I can get them for 88 cents apiece after tax. Two were warmed up using skewers and holding them over the propane burner.
It was a fun little outing with Jenny. Having her around eliminates the homesick feeling. In two weeks we will be fishing around Decorah and I think this little fur buddy will do just fine.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great rest of the week!
Brad and Jenny
Jones County, Iowa