El Presidente Posted July 5, 2010 Share Posted July 5, 2010 Not really camping. Due to some forecast poor weather I took a cabin at lake Boondoomba which is a favourite fishing locale of myself and the kids 4hrs north west of Brisbane. My youngest Tom (9) joined us for the first time so it was myself and my two sons. My daughter (13) decided it would be a good time (safe) to have her friends for a sleepover at home while dad was away. The midnight "pantless" run by myself to get a drink from the kitchen during her last attempt at friends sleeping over still cuts deep. We have a rule that kids are ready for camping when they can leave the Teddy Bear at home. Upon unpacking we noticed a stowaway. Tom hid a bear in his bag located by Ben (eldest). No big deal but Tom insisted it fell into his bag accidentally. he gave it to me for safekeeping. Kids like a bonfire. Unfortunately some rain made the timber wet so it needed some help....a little petrol goes a long way. Much like my cooking which is done with ample ingredients...I may have put a little too much petrol on the timber. "Whoooosh"....currently sporting burns to my hand and legs but nothing serious. kids fine......I wouldn't have gone home otherwise. I learnt a few things this trip. 1. If you forget to bring marshmallows...you can't roast mars bars as they fall off the stick and into the fire. 2. Outboard motors are prone to failure if you haven't used them in 6 months. 3. Back up electric motors work best on recharged batteries. 4. Paddling a 5 meter canoe for 6 kilometers complete with non working outboard and electric motors, full gear and 220 kilo's of humans is tough work. 5. Check, double check, an check again to ensure you have cigars. Left them on Lisa's desk. Had a great weekend! Returned late last night to find that we left Tom's Teddy behind. Wife now believes it was a plot. Tom traumatized. Father of the year nomination unlikely Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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