Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Memorial Day is our opportunity to show respect to those who have and those who do give freely of themselves. I give thanks and prayer for all. For many years it was the biggest family camping trip of the summer for us. It was a holiday weekend we could talk about and plan for months in advance. Things have changed with my parents getting along in years, my son starting his own life, and other family members just not "having the time" to camp. This year we're going to camp with a couple friends and my cousin and her family. It will be a very diverse and unique group. My cousin and her family are the most down to earth and genuine people I know. They judge nobody and welcome strangers with open arms. You can trust them with your life as long as you don't do them wrong. If you do, expect pay back and not from behind your back. They could care less about materialistic things as long as they have what they need. They own less than anyone I know and are happier than anyone I know. I like planning and list so I asked them about food and drinks. I was told "bring what you like and we'll make it work." I'm sure before the weekend is over I'll end up drinking Jim Beam and a can or two of Bush beer. I'm also sure I'll have a good time. So what are your big plans for the weekend?