DH (Dear Husband) and I took a stay-vacation and camped just 75 miles away from home. It's kind of fun to do that and find the treasures in the local backyard.
We camped at Ft. Sisseton and took the time to go thru the fort's exhibits. I had a special reason to as I had heard that they had found an "old flag" in storage and had it restored. A rather ratty old 38 star flag that was restored although you could still see how thin and frayed some areas were after getting beat by that South Dakota wind.
We also stopped in at the International Vinegar Museum. I had an ulterior motive as I was hoping to learn about making vinegar. My experiment last year failed but with a new crop of apples coming I was bound and determined to not have a repeat experience. I'm going to have to give this side trip 5 stars as I think I found the secret to successful vinegar making, we got to taste some absolutely yummy vinegars (who knew yummy and vinegar belonged in the same sentence!) and I purchased a Tequila Lime Vinegar.
We then returned to our campsite and made fresh salsa - with Tequila Lime Vinegar! So good - and the last dab was eaten for breakfast. What can I say, when you're camping, there are no rules!
We also found time to go fishing even though August and hot weather don't make the best fishing companions! On the way to the lake we found this patriotic display -
Jay had the special touch and was able to coax some beautiful sunfish onto his line. Usually, very competitive, but I was skunked and never did get the knack for feeling that light bite. Oh, well! You know what they say - "you catch 'm, you clean 'm" worked well for me in this case!