Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rigs, bugs, and marshmallows

Welcome to Andy Bell’s RV park in Kasson, MN.  It’s a good thing he has a long driveway!  Pam and Stan arrived this afternoon, and backed in right in front of my rig.  We’re all pretty excited about our ensuing trip to Yellowstone.  Since Pam and I are the planners, we got together this evening to discuss our route and the sights we’ll stop to see along the way.

I had picked up some brats and Italian sausage links from The Olde Butcher Shoppe in Rochester, earlier this week for tonight’s cookout.   Andy got the charcoal grill going, and we had an enjoyable dinner.  Afterwards, we had a campfire.
IMG_8520The grandsons found an interesting insect on the wood pile.  Notice the long whip like protuberances at the end of it’s abdomen.
IMG_8517As we watched it, this opaque bubble formed with one of the whip like things inside.  I don’t know what kind of insect this is or whether or not this was some sort of egg.  Anyone have any idea?  The whips were about three inches long, and the body of the insect was about two inches long.  Fascinating!

After the bug moved on, it was time for enjoying the campfire.
IMG_8524You can’t have a campfire without marshmallows!  It’s a right of passage for my grandsons…flaming morsels and all.  :)

I’m “getting out of Dodge” (county) tomorrow!  Yahoo!!

Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. What fun! Yellowstone in a new rig accompanied with friends.

    Enjoy, we'll be checking in on your adventure. Travel safe.

  2. Looks like your Grandson is within a year or two of mine, Adam is 8years old. You are so right about campfires and marshmellows, We had a couple the last several nights, We made it home and the first thing Adam said before I even had the trailer parked was can I go next door and swimm, Neeless to say after week Grandpa needed a nap when we got in the house, I laid on the counch and Rigg's must have thought that was a good idea as he sacked out on the floor next to me.Hope your trip goes well, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Safe travels and enjoy your new rig!!

  4. Safe travels Miss Judy.
    I'll be heading to VT in the AM.

  5. You had the most perfect traveling weather! While I miss having you around, my friend, I know you are off to do your life's calling. Do you feel "home" yet? Happy trails to you (and yours)!!!

  6. Don't have a clue what the bug was, but I bet they found it very interesting! Love the pic of the marshmallow roaster--- what a rite of passage for all kids to learn about campfires and marshmallows. How fun!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. I loved burnt marshmallows as a kid! We often had a camp fire in our back yard in the summer and ended the night by roasting marshmallows! He will remember!

  8. I know this has been a long time, but as for your wasp: put "Megarhyssa" in a search engine (Google it). I think you will agree that is at least close to what it is...