Since my wife took the monkeys and their friends ice skating, my plan today was to pack up an MRE and get out and set up a tarp, eat said MRE, and maybe do a review or two. I had originally thought to go to my camping area near Bear's, but ended up going to a park with some nice trees to set up under near my home. Get to the park at lunch time and they are, of all days, cutting the grass. Since the machines were driving all over the park and the cutting was churning up the bugs, I thought I would jump on a trail and hike in somewhere to set up and eat. After looking through my truck, I realized I did not pack shoes. Thought about going anyway in slippers. I've done it before. Discretion is the better part of valor and I didn't go. Things work out I the long run. So instead of cracking open the brisket MRE, I had this MRE instead. Yeah, chirashi is a great box lunch. And after I was done, the chef hands me a bowl of grilled ahi belly that he made along with his homemade ponzu sauce. Not on the menu, just something special he made. It pays to be a regular!! Here's my littlest monkey and a buddy. She goes hard. So after three hours, she looked whipped. I thought she would go for another three hours before calling it quits. She and the bigger monkey usually go 6-7 hours straight. And then come home totally wiped out. Well, I was wrong and glad I didn't jump on a trail. An hour and a half later, she said no mas and wanted daddy to come take her home. Her older sister was still going and was staying with her friends along with chaperone momma. So things work out. I was able to get the little monkey and save her from herself. I think she went too hard for too long in the beginning. But I like that about her. Will do the MRE and tarp shelters and gear reviews another time. Mrs. Hanzo is awesome! I called her the fish wife because she made the wool hat shaped like a fish, complete with fins and tail. Yeah it looks funny, but very warm. So in addition to chaperoning the kids, she was knitting wool socks and hats for soldiers, all to spec. Been doing that for years. I don't know how many heads and feet she has helped to cover. In fact, she is a charter member of the group, Socks for Soldiers.