As it got darker, we set up our chairs to be able to watch for meteors as we sipped out iced tea and ate s'mores. By 10PM we had already seen quite a few including what appeared (from our perspective) to be a near miss between a "spy" satellite and a large, bright meteor! Everyone settled into their tents/beds around 11PM. We heard the kids up around 4AM in the backyard watching for more meteors. I think that was my second favorite moment: listening to the kids exclaiming as they saw a shooting star, Nathalie teaching them about the stars and showing them the different constellations. Kids are fun to listen to when they don't know you are listening.
Breakfast was served at 8AM and those that couldn't come the night before, stopped by to join us. We had eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes with our own Maple syrup, fruit salad, juice and coffee. Small scale, by normal Smith Family breakfast standards!
On our way back to Lebanon, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw that everyone had fallen asleep! I take that to be a sign that the 6th annual Campfire Under the Stars was a success!!