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Road Trip – Please Sir – May I Have S’more

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All photos taken September 25, 2021 at Patricia Lake Bungalows.

In all the years we have been going to PLB, we have never once sat around the resort provided fire pit. This was particularly true during the Covid restrictions. On this trip, however, we noted that an extra fire pit had been provided, so opportunities were increased. With the s’more experts (L & A) on hand, we opted to grab one of the fire pits to partake in the good old pastime of making s’mores.

OK. We have the fire pit. Now what? Seems, we all forgot some important aspects of making s’mores on a firepit. #1) You need kindling. #2) If you do not have kindling, you need an axe or hatchet to create some kindling from the larger pieces of wood on hand. #3) You need an ignition source.

So, there we sat, wondering what to do. We set about picking up windfall twigs and branches and then obtaining some paper and box board. L was nominated to go over to the adjacent fire pit users and see if they could spare some matches. He came back with a few.

We managed to coax some small flames out using the first few matches and with only one match left, we all worked together to get and keep the fire going. Success eventually occurred and we got a roaring blaze going.

The Covid rules for the resort suggested booking the fire pit and limiting your time there to an hour or so (we took that to mean an hour from when we got the fire going). The fire pit was to be used by only one family cohort at a time and rather than each group drowning the fire after they were done, the staff requested we leave them burning after our time allotment, with the spark guard on, for use by the next group.

Part way through the cooking process, another group approached, asking if they could join us. We pointed out that the adjacent pit was unused and they headed that way. We were not trying to be mean, just following Covid restrictions. Shortly thereafter, another couple joined them and we could hear them all badmouthing our group, because we had not let them join us. Oh well.

Now! What are S’mores?? The recipe for this delicious treat in America and Canada first appeared in a cookbook in the 1920s where it was called Graham Cracker Sandwich. Since then it has become standard campfire dessert fare, particularly on Boy Scout and Girl Guide camp outs. The name is a contraction of the words Some and More, as in “Can I have S’more please???”

(Source: Wikipedia)

Coaxing the fire into life

Now, we’re smokin’

S’more be happenin’

In the afterglow


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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Road Trip – Please Sir – May I Have S’more

  1. We enjoyed the fire pit a few times. Nice to walk out and enjoy the fire someone else built! We did start our own once but like you had to go find matches! I get why you said no. We did have someone join us but with only 2 of us and 2 of them we sat opposite sides so felt safe but if you are a bigger group then its way harder to keep that distance.

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    1. The fire pits are a ice touch, for sure. In theory, we did not really say no. We just pointed out the other pit was available. They took that as rejection, I guess. It all worked out and I’ve been slagged before for less. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


  2. Nothing better than the perfect s’more! Sometimes my sisters and I would make them in the microwave when we were kids and I asked how long to put the marshmallow in, and they told me one minute so it would explode all over, luckily I watched it the whole time and avoided a giant mess.

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  3. That looks like a pretty impressive fire that you got going. I would feel a bit awkward to ask to join someone’s family gathering and share their firepit, especially during the pandemic. They probably didn’t want to get their own fire going or maybe they wanted to try some of your s’mores!

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    1. It felt awkward to us as well. Had it been normal times, we likely would have said sure. The other fire was still going, maybe they just wanted company. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  4. A great adventure… LOL. I’m not a big fan of S’mores, but there is nothing like sitting around a nice outdoor fire in the evening. Yes, just getting the fire started can be a trick. Looks like you had fun. Glad you shared.

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