Ariel as Kirsten from the American Girl book series.
By evening we had the traditional bonfire, but with a traditional US feature – Smores. A Smore (as in “I want some more” said with a mouth full) is made as follows:
- Get a Graham cracker (sweet cookie/biscuit) in one hand.
- Place a piece of chocolate on it (traditionally Hershey’s Milk Chocolate) It needs to be thin so that it can melt.
- Put a marshmallow on a stick and melt it “just so” in the fire
- Then squash the melted marshmallow against the chocolate with another Graham cracker.
David Floyd taught us this when we went camping with his parents at Cooper’s creek, a beautiful shady spot next to a creek nearby. Apparently it originated in the Boy Scouts.
By late evening everyone went home happy but exhausted. We’re sure the children had a good sleep that night!