Other plans of ours had fallen through at the last minute, and since Red Beard had already taken the vacation days, we thought, "Let's go camping!"
Here are some highlights from our trip:
We had to start our fires with wet wood thanks to the rain, but our foil pack meals tasted excellent.
"Calling all bears! We've got perch here!"
When we were planning this spur-of-the-moment trip, I ignored one of the cardinal rules of trip organization: making a list. This led to my really cool improv footwear for hiking a steep trail: tall hiking socks and pink crocs, baby! I wonder why I got so many second looks from passers-by?
We also saw plenty of deer, met people from all over (the U.S. and abroad), and ate perfectly toasted marshmallows. Pretty cool!
Put it all together, and what have you got? A fun, relaxing time spent together in the quietness of God's creation. It was great. I even fell asleep while we were sitting under the trees, because it's so peaceful in the middle of nowhere.
Go get yourself a spot in the woods, y'all!