I have my crazy imagination to thank me for this ooey gooey goodness that you are looking drooling over.
Yes, I am a city girl. I am not a huge fan of bugs, critters, or most thing of nature. But here is where things get really contradictory, I love nature. I know that face you are making and, to be honest, I am making that same face as I am typing. I love the beauty of nature, the smell, the sounds, and the wholeness I feel when my bare feet is connected to Mother Earth. It is very nurturing. I just can’t get around the bugs and weird animals that nature has to offer. “What does all of that have to do with these delicious brownies, Nicole?” Well, if you give me a second I’ll tell you.
My favorite summer snack are Smore’s. I love everything about them. I love the melty chocolate, the “gooeyness” of the melted marshamallow, and the crunch of the graham cracker. It is one of those heaven-sent combinations that makes me happy. When I think about Smore’s, I think about nature and being at the lake, making a bond fire, making Smore’s, and telling great stories. That is the best part of my summer. WITH THAT BEING SAID…..I mentioned to Raheim that I want to try…wait for it…camping this year. The idea of me actually wanting to try camping (that is so-not-my-personality) is proof that as you get older, you want different experiences in life. But there is something exciting about being in Earth’s comfort, no technology, sleeping outside, and just being one with nature is suddenly attractive to me.
I can see it now: Me, Raheim, and our two dogs out in the wilderness of a secured campground site; not knowing how to pinch a tent or start a fire; the dogs running around excited and acting crazy because of the smells of the world; chasing squirrels and whatever else is out there; me running after them and Raheim is running after me. After only 2 hours of us being out there, we decide to check into the nearest hotel and take long walks in the campsite so we can feel as though we have truly connected. That will be our experience of nature. Hey, as long as there are Smore’s, I’m cool.