Why I Hate Raccoons—Part 2
Believe it or not, there’s not much to do on top of a mountain during winter once it gets dark. We brought some marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate in order to make s’mores. S’mores are a traditional American snack to make during camping trips. We typically make them by spearing a marshmallow on a stick, and then roasting it over a campfire. After that, we stick it between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate. It is extremely sweet and extremely yummy.
Anyways, our main purpose of bringing chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers was to make delicious s’mores. However, the other main ingredient—a campfire—was looking to be difficult. My dad refused to start attempting to build a campfire until it had already begun to get fairly dark, and then we realized a fatal flaw in our plan: my dad was most definitely not the “outdoors” type, and most definitely could not build a fire on his own.
We spent over an hour trying various methods of building a fire. We tried adding whatever we could to get the flames going, and it had finally started getting quite seriously dark and very cold. My dad wanted to show off that he was a self-sufficient man and refused to ask for help, but it was getting way too cold and too dark to do anything, so I snuck off and asked a guy living in a trailer watching over the campsite if he could help us.