July 11, 2014
This story originally aired on North Country Public Radio on June 21, 2012.
Camping is one of the pleasures of the warmer months. For little people it can mean a lot of firsts: the first time sleeping in a tent, and hanging by a campfire. A couple of years ago, the Allegheny Front's Julie Grant and her then 3-year-old daughter joined their friends Aviva Gold and Steve Dilger and their 3-year-old daughter for the girls' first experience roasting marshmallows.
The little girls braved mosquitoes and learned how to put marshmallows onto sticks so that they could roast them over the fire. “See what you’re going to do? You hold this end of the stick,” Julie Grant instructed the girls. Using longer sticks so that they could stand further away from the flames, they toasted their marshmallows close to the coals. “But don’t put it on the fire!” said one of the girls. The verdict on the marshmallows was, “Pretty good. I want another one!”