Here we are, ready to begin our adventure.
Notice that only one person is smiling.
We hike one mile in to our camp sight.
The girls had to carry their own sleeping bags, and they were not allowed to bring toys.
Note the stowaway.
Our campsite. It kind of looks like we are camping on a parking lot, but that is actually a tent site, meant for a nice big tent. We, however, are hammock people. Scott made all of these hammocks himself, and he can string each one up in less than five minutes. We looked quite festive against the grey background, don't you think?
Actually, this isn't really Danny's hammock. This is my hammock. Danny slept the first third of the night in the little tent, the second third of the night with me in my hammock and the last part of the night back in the tent. Perhaps that gives you an idea of how much sleep I got.
Scott checking the score. Of what game? It doesn't matter, all that matters is that somewhere in the world there is a game and he can check the score.
Double-decker hammocks. Sophie and Syrena probably slept the best out of all of us. They just curled up in their hammocks and snored the rest of the night.
Naomi, however, had a harder time sleeping. She woke up more than Danny did. And guess who had to answer her call? I'll give you a big hint: it wasn't me. Yes, Turkeyboy got less sleep than anyone else.
My hiking shadow. It looks like I super-glued my baby to me.
This was our first "backpacking" trip as a family. We had some challenging moments, but I think that it was a success. If success means we made some great memories for our kids, than we achieved our objective.
Veni, vidi, vici.