Brothers Campfire Tries Valentine’s Day

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Our time together for Valentine’s was pretty nifty.

My Beloved does not care to receive cut flowers so I got her a few seeds.

She made me her signature eggs and gave me a teddy bear!

There were a few things that had to be done; I took my kids to school and hung a few bird feeders. One bird was so enjoying the grub that she let me get way too close before flying off.


After picking up some duck food, we tried going to Little London Market, an antique store, but it was closed. The El Paso County Jail and the Coroners office were not, so we stopped by for a visit. We were approached by two plainclothes officers and they were professional in telling us we overstayed our welcome. This is good news for a jail.

After 17 years, we tried to get hitched a second time, but to no avail.

Then It was off to another doctor’s appointment. My Beloved needs another AFO. The one she has can permanently damage her knee.

Keaton S. Flint, an associate at Hangar Clinic decided to be lazy, wait forever to see Isabel and then ordered a stock instead of a custom fit. I had to fight to get her a basic one in the first place.

Keaton, may you have an event-filled life.

Keaton S. Flint

All that medical stuff makes me hangry if you didn’t guess so we opted to have Valentine’s Day dinner a bit early at Texas Roadhouse.

I ordered chicken smothered in green chilli and my Beloved chose roadkill. (Yep, it’s an option)

So, afterward, we were quite full, but our day was not yet complete. We stopped at the Ark and looked for coffee cups, but there were none that were of Brothers Campfire caliber.

We then decided to try a neighborhood Dojo for self-defense lessons. They were closed as well. My techniques leave something to be desired.

Well, that was our Valentine’s Day adventure!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

71 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Tries Valentine’s Day

  1. Micah Pittenger says:

    Alas, and a lack! I sit in conviction of this perfect example you are setting for those younger than yourself. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I hope to do similar Valentine Day activities tomorrow. WELL DONE!

  2. herbthiel says:

    The medical stuff is ridiculous. Glad you guys had a good time but it’s too bad that you couldn’t get hitched again.

  3. Ryan says:

    Very Cool Bro, looks like you guys had fun. Brought a smile to my face just reading about it.😁 Well done!

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Sounds like a pretty sweet day. That sweet potato sure looked great. Happy Valentines to you both. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I am glad. Sometimes just getting out for a couple of hours and a meal these days feels real special. I am glad you all had fun. Blessings to you both. ❤️🤗🦋🙏

  5. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Amazing, beautiful, romantic, I am glad you are happy! Hope get well soon.
    Have a wonderful time lovely coupple!

  6. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

    So admired throughout this “Tries Valentine’s Day “photos and inspiring lines 💐👍🏻🙏♥️Best post 😃🌺

  7. tamburelli’sThankfulnessandlove says:

    Way too cool big brother!! From the very beginning to the end made me smile!! It looks like you and Izzy had a great and fun time today! What a great and fun way to spend valentines together 👍🏼😎 love Izzy ninja skills!! So happy to see that you both had a really good time. 🔥

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you Little Sister! We appreciate your encouraging words! 🤠🔥☕

    1. Benjamin says:

      If life gives you Stampers, make grape 🍇 juice I always say!

  8. Beverly says:

    Now that is the way to spend Valentine’s Day. Enjoying what the Lord has blessed you with and making the best of every situation. Thanks for sharing, brings a smile!

  9. mattsnyder1970 says:

    With one small pothole of medical care for your day, both of y’all are exuding love nonetheless 😁. I love the fashion sense too, Bella is all style (❤️ her ensemble) and you wearing a bad ass bird shirt 👍.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Same shirt, different day… Bird shirt that is. 🤠🔥🤭🤔

  10. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    You two are so lovely. Gifting seeds is a beautiful thing!

  11. Kelly MacKay says:

    Well, not sure about the visiting coroners office, as long as it was lovely to you. 💕

    1. Benjamin says:

      Well, it was on the way to the doctor’s office and we made the best of our time!

      How was your Valentines Day?

  12. Jeff says:

    I’m definitely a fan of roadkill. Good stuff. And that cinnamon butter they have . . . oh, man!

  13. Homemaking in the Dunes says:

    I love your humor. One of my gifts to my husband, I did our taxes without pitching a fit. We had massive losses with our rental because we had a tenant that was a hoarder with 17 dogs.

  14. annemariedemyen says:

    Great idea for the flower seeds! I would love that from my husband. Not that I minded the wine he got me. 💞

    1. Benjamin says:

      Haha! Grapes 🍇 have a place! Thanks, and have a beautiful day!

  15. cheriewhite says:

    Sounds like an awesome, fun-filled day, Ben! And that roadkill sure looked delicious! 😋 Texas Roadhouse is the best! I’m so glad you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day (sans Keaton, of course). ❤

  16. Petra says:

    Seeds are way better than cut flowers! Your beloved seems to be doing well, I’m so glad to see that

  17. rothpoetry says:

    An interesting post! Great photos. So glad you wife is doing so well. Makes Valentine’s Day all the more special. You are making me hungry!

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you! We had a blast! The food was delicious! 🤠🔥☕

  18. Ana Daksina says:

    “May you have an event-filled life!” HahaHA!! This one, I’ll have to remember! 🤣

  19. viewfromoverthehill says:

    I sure enjoyed my visit to your blog and you and your love’s Valentine’s day. If she ever tires of you, I’ll be standing in line. Chuckle. Muriel

    1. Benjamin says:

      Ha Ha ! It is nice of you to visit! Have a beautiful day!🤠🔥☕😂

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