One element of this summer so far that has been totally excellent has been the frequency of camping trips taken by the boys!
Just to be clear, I owe all three trips to our dear friends who were willing to bring a couple of tag-a-longs with them on their adventures. I am overwhelmed with gratitude...
It all started with a 2-day, 1-night hike in to Mirror Lake with just two adults and three boys (Sammy didn't make this one!) ~ and for the first trip of the summer it went perfectly! Weather was apparently warm & dry and the fishing was a great success.
Another overnight trip found both boys camping at South Fork with their friends and exploring Spring Cave!
Then last weekend, both boys took off on a 2-night, 3-day back pack trip to Rainbow Lake!
There were two adults and eight boys; Sammy was the youngest and apparently he was quite a trooper!
Of course, I was torn between relief of having a quiet house and time to myself (and having everything stay clean for more than 5 minutes!) and worry of them getting scared at night or getting eaten by a bear.
But I knew better than to be too apprehensive at letting them go ~ there is no better place in my mind for two boys to be in the summer!