Rock hunting sounds fun. Mizzy will get the chicken ready. It will take a good couple of hrs-but fire roasted barbecue chicken is my favorite! You just need to let her know when you want to put it on to cook. She’ll leave it all put together ready for the fire and while I head off rock hunting.
Farine meant to have the chicken cooking soon so it would be done and then could be packed away. The smell of fire roasted barbeque chicken was indeed heavenly. Mizzy's actions seemed to be so coordinated and fast that this dish must have been made more than a few times in their household. And she didn't want Mizzy to miss any of the fun that others were having. As soon as Farine could discern it was suitable for her to take over to start cooking it.. rough cooking times provided and condition of removing it from heat established... that would enable Mizzy to head out and do whatever she wanted in the time remaining in the day.
Mia went on gabbing, “I doubt I’ll be that long rock hunting and hiking, and I should have time to get some fishing in on the way back.”
She also smiled from her station watching Mizzy work as Mia talked seriously about her time estimates of activity outdoors. Unless one was accustomed to it, it could take all your energy in a matter of an hour or two. It sounded though, like Mia had a good sense of her capacity. Farine loved to take a nap mid day and then go a little further into the evening hours. Sometimes paddling to reach a goal .. say a new camp site... meant just slogging through. It sounded like everyone was on point to have a great time. She relaxed. The reference to fishing.... Led to her turning her head to regard her partner.
He was starting to nod off despite all of his good intentions to stay awake while the guests were in camp. It seemed almost prophetic when he heard..
“Angelo you look like you are almost ready for a nap. If you are awake when I return, I’d be grateful to hear your hot tips on fishing. Sounds like fun, fresh water fishing. I’m well versed in saltwater fishing, and do well with freshwater catfish if-I’m using live bait, but lures aren’t my specialty-but I usually learn pretty quickly when it comes to things about the water.”
He stirred himself to full alertness.. a smile to cover the fact that he'd been almost asleep there for a moment.. "It's not rocket science. What'd I'd be teaching you is to follow the lanes fish tend to use from one period of time to another and why and where they go so when your bait, fresh or lure, drops in front of them they want to say, 'Bon appetit' .. and then we have them for dinner. " Turning to Farine.. he further stirred himself to gain his feet.. turn to unzip their tent door .. and lumber inside. WIthin minutes.. sounds of fitful sleeping could be heard just outside of their tent. Farine actually had to zip the tent door shut. He was that tired.