When our next-door neighbors moved away and left behind their fire bowl, we decided to put it to good use. This past weekend alone, with warm spring weather, we enjoyed two evening weenie roasts, one with some neighborhood kids, and another with some high school youth from church.
On Friday night, when this picture was taken, the sky was clear, and a rising almost-full moon was startling in its beauty. On Sunday night, the celestial lights were hidden behind the fog that had come in from the Pacific Ocean.
Several of the kids said with smiles on their faces: "this is just like camping!" They laughed and talked with one another. It didn't even seem to bother them that they had to put down their portable electronic games in order to roast their hot dogs.