We decided to take a spontaneous Monday Night Camping trip this week. We also bought the top rated camping showers, so we can shower every couple days. A certain little hedgehog was quite delighted with the idea of a transportable hedgehog nest.
I managed to forget to pack my toothbrush, hiking boots, flashlight and field guide. We made do, and took lots of pictures of wildflowers to look up when we got home. These ones are Salmonberry flowers. Edit: They’re actually Thimbleberry flowers! Salmonberries have pink flowers. I knew I bought that field guide for a reason.
We went for a wonderful long hike, and took turns carrying little people when their legs got tired. Made a 6km loop altogether.
When I woke up in the morning I discovered two things: 1) it was raining, 2) Tom had woken up earlier than everyone else and managed to put up the tarp and start the fire singlehandedly. There really is an art to the perfect tarp, and this is a fine example.
A brief moment of sun lured us down to the water, but by the time we ate lunch and organized swimsuits it was raining again. This did not deter Beatrice one bit.
Here’s hoping for many more camping trips this summer. Next time I’m bringing my flashlight for sure.