Breakfast on the Katy was pancakes, and they were pretty iffy.
I really had never made pancakes before. I used a box of "just add water" pancake mix. And just added water. So far, things were going swimmingly.
I poured a pancake into my $7 steel "nonstick" fry pan from Wal-Mart. A short time later, I tried to flip it. BURNT and STUCK in the middle, still pale around the edge.
I did the same with the next pancake.
Finally, I worked out a system. I would take the pan off of the fire, slip a little peice of butter into the pan, and mash it around with a paper towel. Then, I'd pour in a tiny little (2-3") pancake and cook that.
Our nifty little tiny propane stove also puts out a tiny little circle of heat. So it's really easy to scorch a pancake while the outside is still practically raw.
I brought two cups of mix, and we eventually ate almost all of it, except for what was used in the pancakes below.
One thing that worked like a champ was the little lexan French Press; you can see it full of coffee in the picture. I made a pot on Friday night, but I didn't want to drink it all because I didn't want to be up all night. It was good and strong. The coffee on Saturday morning was mighty fine as well, and I think I drank it all.
After brekkie it was time for cleanup (again), and we dropped by the playground. This was one of those new-style playgrounds with all the rope equipment, and the little climbing wall. Jacob was a little too small for it.
After some time at the playground, I grabbed my camera and we decided to check out some of the paved trails in the park...