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Back from camping, which went well for the most part, other than Christopher's moods (every family trip, I swear) and lack of sleep the first night (all as per usual). The smoke was light on Sunday, but gone Monday & Tuesday (gorgeous weather).
Highlights: went on a short (to me) hike with the kids on Sunday, and there was a patch of snow, which they played in for awhile! \o/ The kids also saw some very small ducklings at the swimming hole (I was still in bed), and did their boulder-exploring many times. Several good games of whackball, too. ;)
The part I always dread is breaking camp. Doing the kids' sleeping bags is like stuffing a snake into a thimble, and folding up the tent and cramming it into its case is precision-work AND filthy all at once. Bleh. Also of the bad was that I missed my last chance to take my annual lone hike up to the lake, over the dam, and across the hill and return via other trails (it's kind of a scramble, but a good workout). I thought I was going to get in the 4-mile version, but instead... I had to turn back after about 1.5 miles because the heels were loose on both hiking boots and the bottom was coming off the right one. I stopped twice to try to secure it, once with first-aid-kit gauze (useless), and then with a handy plastic bag I had in the fanny pack. That worked, though thank goodness I didn't run into many people after that. Felt like Sam in Bad Day At Black Rock. ;)