Gordon stirs some camp clam chowder that he and Karen made with their portable camp-cooking setup in the back of the Forester.
Gordon's Blog (05/16): William on Wheels. Kind Of.

William has a car. It's a 2003 Subaru Forester, and it's actually a nicer car than either of his parents' cars. It even has a sunroof. William just needs one more thing to complete his summer transportation needs: a driver's license. MORE

Karen and Gordon take a selfie in the rain at Salisbury State Beach.
Karen takes on walk on the beach in Salisbury Massachusetts on a chilly and rainy May day.
Thomas sitting in front of his computer screens. It's a little hard to tell in this picture, but Erin and Tammy (Tom and Erin's roommate) colored his hair dark purple recently.
William William examining a slight defect in the paint of his car. That's right, his car, bought with his money, ready to take him to work when he gets his licene.
William getting in some practice driving so that he can get his license. So far, pretty good.
Danny tried a burger joint they called 5 Guys after Danny had spent the day with Thomas. Danny liked it, but Karen, spoiled by Fuddrucker's and Johnny Rockets, was unimpressed.
Karen at the mitre saw making window trim for a Habitat For Humanity build that Lowes let their employees volunteer for on company time.
Erin and Karen enjoy a rare chance to talk over dinner. Tom and Erin have moved a bit farther away, so we don't see them quite as often.
Gordon laughs at something Erin said while out to dinner with the family.
Thomas enjoys a rare night at dinner with Erin, Gordon, and Karen.
William serves at the dining room run by the culinary program at the school.
Karen gives a little attention to the sleeping cat.
Daniel does some yard work for our neighbor.
Sukkie could hardly wait for Karen to wash the campfire smell out of her hair before saying hi (and getting warm).
Karen getting out of the Forester, showing what we can home to: an unexpected bit of ice and snow. We were a little nervous about getting home with the trailer, but it was not bad after all.
Daniel sits in an old and not-really-restored Model A that one of our host's friends brought by while we were camping.
Karen runs the breakfast grill on Sunday morning, in the garage because we thought the rain might come. It waited until everyone was on their way, though.
Gordon and Danny pack the canopy for the trip home from camping.
Danny and Karen relax by the giant fire at the campout. At first the weather was springtime warm, but by nightfall it was nearly down to freezing.
Karen checks the set-up of the trailer, the canopy and the tent that were our sleeping quarters for Saturday night.
Forester and teardrop trailer ready for the first campout of the season.
William made this dish of chicken and apples with rice in a sauce of his own devising as an assignment in culinary arts.
Karen in a selfie showing that it was snowing when she arrived at work, as a cruel April Fool's joke.
William fell asleep with Sukkie on his chest while watching TV.
Karen and Danny inspect a new tent which Danny will be sleeping in on our next camping trip.
William talks to an admissions counselor about the culinary arts program at one of our state community colleges.
Danny took this picture of Sukkie basking in the sun on a colder-than-normal April day.
Danny entertains himself with his phone while waiting for his team's turn in the robotics competition in Maine.
Danny signs one of Tom's lawn flamingos.
Gordon signs one of the lawn flamingos that we got for Thomas, a joke that grew out of his birthday card.
Thomas gets tortured with the lotus flower, which played "Happy Birthday" without end, at his birthday celebration at a Japanese steakhouse.
Karen, Danny, and William dig out the Forester so that Karen can get to work in the snow, and so Gordon can get to the snow blower and clean up the yard before he leaves for work.
Karen watches while Danny shakes some snow off the trees during one of two late-winter Nor'Easters that hit us less than a week apart.
Karen gets some feline company while she's watching TV.
Being introduced by the culinary arts instructor, William stands ready to present one of the courses of the meal he and his classmates prepared for Valentine's Day.
Danny and Karen enjoying dinner at The Olive Garden, where they ate with Gordon and William after seeing "Black Panther."
Gordon tooks this picture of Karen so she would know how she looked in a hat she found. She looked cute. She bought the hat.
William uses the snow blower to remove one of our few big storms this year. So far.
Gordon got volunteered to sing at the dinner theater show.
Karen, Gordon, Erin, and Thomas in the lobby of the Governor's Inn after a fun night of dinner theater.
Karen and Gordon enjoying dinner theater in Rochester with Tim and Erin.
Thomas and Erin starting their meal at "Cirque Du Roche," a play we saw at the Governor's Inn in Rochester. Yes, the lighting was that pink.
Just a couple of guys who grew up in New Hampshire, waiting for the bus, in the snow, wearing hoodies.
Karen tastes the French onion soup she made.