June 22nd, 2019

joe

A Birthday Adventure

For Daniel’s 9th birthday, I took him to Chicago to do some museums. I wanted to give him experiences instead of stuff. He turned 9 last Tuesday. On Wednesday, I drove over to Richmond and picked him up, and we drove all the way to Indiana Dunes State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan. He was excited and eager to help set up camp. I was going to make Beef Manhattans for supper, but found that somehow I had forgotten to bring a camp stove. I had brought the wherewithal for a couple of cold breakfasts, so we dined on Clif bars, pre-cooked bacon and cookies. “Good thing you were prepared,” Daniel said, without a trace of irony.

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Setting up.
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