Building a better s'more.

Too sweet and the chocolate is never melty enough....problem solved, see below.  Even with our thick chunks of Rittersport our chocolate was creamy, and the Ritz cracker added the salt element.   Partially due to the fantastic food which included homemade bulgogi jerky and kimchi compliments of Maddy,  Westmoreland State Park will be one for the memory books.  Aside from a little rain Sunday afternoon, the weather was perfect.

The secret is in the preheating.

The secret is in the preheating.

We made 3 separate trips to Fossil Beach where the patient folks were rewarded with honest to goodness fossilized shark teeth.   I think we managed to find about a dozen.  Maddy and Sophie made shark's tooth necklaces at the Visitor's Center. 

Sifting for shark teeth.

Sifting for shark teeth.

Harris and Ginny on the new board.  Maddy glad that sharks stopped swimming here millions of years ago.

Harris and Ginny on the new board.  Maddy glad that sharks stopped swimming here millions of years ago.

The campground is on the banks of the Potomac River, about 100 miles drive from Bethesda.  We arrived after dark on Friday-- a bit challenging finding a spot, but we awoke to a beautiful tree-filled campsite.  The campground was quite crowded over the weekend, but Monday morning, the beach was deserted and the water like glass.  We paddled past an osprey nest, and watched an osprey carrying home breakfast.   We had two bald eagle sightings as well. 

All the trees make our trailer look less white trashy.

All the trees make our trailer look less white trashy.

The only downside were the massive quantities of bugs including biting flies and the relatively grungy showers.  I rapidly overcame my insect-repellant aversion and gave myself blisters wearing my flip flops everywhere.  We played Yahtzee and Bananagrams and Ogosport.  Maddy and Sophie are now reading "Under the Dome" obsessively.  Harris has been asleep since we left the campground.  Ian dutifully put all these pictures up, and I am making blueberry lavender ice-cream and wishing I was still in a kayak.

Look at that horse!

Look at that horse!