Michael and I are sitting at a bar in town right now. We left the kids with one of the counselors; an identical twin who is at camp with her sister for her fourth year, I think. The kids love her, so I made sure to connect with her on Facebook before we left Chicago. Gotta love technology!
Anyway, we've found that it's vital to leave camp for a decent dinner or two. Cafeteria-style eating can grate on you after a day or two, and all of the strategizing is a bit exhausting.
Take drinks, for example. This year we brought our own coffee maker, which has been awesome, but last year, I really needed to finagle to get my caffeine. The coffee at camp is weak and bitter; a deadly combination. I compensated by combining it with hot cocoa and doubling my standard consumption.
My lunch and dinner drink is also a combo-deal. I make a camp version of the famous Arnold Palmer, combining iced tea and lemonade in one of those tall, pebbly plastic glasses.
The saving grace at camp meals (well, lunch and dinner at least - breakfast is a lost cause) is the salad bar. This year I'm really digging the Thousand Island dressing.
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