|Pine Valley (while Michael slept in)|
I am always excited about the prospect of setting up our tent. Michael immediately set out to build a fire and soon we were eating tinfoil dinners in sunlight, which is first for me. We had enough food despite leaving the hotdogs in the freezer at home. I took the kids on a long nature walk and left Grandma and Sara talking around the camp fire. We followed a trail along the river where we saw a deer and several squirrels. At sun set I finally convinced Michael to turn around. We got back just at dark and nobody seemed to have missed us. We roasted marshmallows until they were all gone and then hunkered down for a long night of no sleep. Michael and Grandma cheated by sleeping in the car.
|Above Snow Valley State Park (too hot for Michael)|