My last day of work is this Thursday. Starting next week, my boyfriend and I will be gearing up and heading out in our van in our cross-country trip to Northern Maine. (I will write a post on our plan and proposed route soon!) As a going away present, my colleagues gave me a folding camp kitchen and a camp lantern today.
I could not have been more surprised or happy. The lantern can hang inside the van or be set up outside. This folding camp kitchen is exactly what we needed. Earlier in the week, my mom had shipped us her Coleman propane stove and camp cookware. The stove and the cookware are perfect, and I had been talking the day before about getting a table to hold the stove on while cooking. When the camp kitchen is folded up, it is only 5 inches high, 36 inches long, and 18 inches wide. It fits neatly under the platform we have created in the van. When it is unfolded, it has a sink, a cutting board, a side table for the propane stove, a pole to hang the light, a hanging bag for fruits and veggies, a spice rack, a paper towel holder, and hooks for pots. (In fact, I was having a hard time capturing the whole thing in a picture! It is almost the same size as our kitchen is now haha…)
Anyway – even though we are going on an exciting adventure, it has been very hard to leave my work. As you can tell, my colleagues are extremely thoughtful. I have been blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people in such a beautiful place.