I love campfires!  I don’t have to be camping to enjoy it!  Although typically if I wasn’t camping I would call it a bonfire.  When I have been home for Christmas and New Year’s Eve over the past years we have even had winter bonfires!  Although I don’t remember if we toasted marshmallows or not in the winter.

We were able to have a fire Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night before the storm and then one after the storm.  It was great.  We also had wonderful smores.  I won’t go into detail about how to make smores, because I have already done that in another blog.

Our fire Friday night.  It took a bit to get going, but between the three of us, we did it!  It was great.  We had great smores and conversation around this fire!

Saturday afternoon we made a fire.  Much better success then Friday night’s fire.  We did have success on Friday night, but it took a while to get it going.  This fire – not so long to get going.  The coals were still hot and the paper started smoking right away and didn’t take long at all to get flame.

We survived the storm.  The fire was dead.
Amazingly it started again – no help needed.
This was definitely the easiest to start, because we didn’t.
It reignited itself.  We like to think it was a little gift from God.
We decided to burn the rest of the damp wood.  It took a couple of hours.

The fire after the storm.  Just thought it was a cool shot of the flames!

Our campfire was almost done.  We were tired and waiting for it to be low enough we could go to bed.  Would have been great roasting time for marshmallows or hotdogs.

Thus the end of campfires for the weekend.

This part of the Series: Camping.  Check out more posts on camping here.