My way of bringing together the USA and Basque Country.
We enjoyed sparklers and fireworks at the hija's place.
Monday was a holiday, Mike joined his cyclist friends all morning and again today insisted on more torture in the heat!
Tuesday mid morning we left for three days of camping at Indiana Dunes State Park where we endured the heat, suffered the mosquitoes, enjoyed the Lake Michigan beach, ate good food, played games, told stories and hung out with great friends.
Once the tents were up we went the long way to the beach via the Devil's Slide; after that we always drove.
One smart thing we did was to assign meals. I made tacos for one lunch and Swedish pancakes for Thursday breakfast. I was quite pleased with how this system worked out: shape the crepe in the pan; cook the other side on the end of the grill cover over the other burner; keep one warm on the outside end; constantly rotate and serve.
On the last morning some of us, the more competitive, enjoyed a rousing game of Nerts.
And Tess found a little friend.
We drove to Mt. Baldy to enjoy the view, the sand, the beach and the waves.
The three adventurous teens went back up to the summit for the thrill of running down again.
This morning we sent our teens off to Miracle Camp for the week.
This afternoon we were glued to the TV watching Spain and Netherlands battle it out for 120+ minutes in the World Cup!