I went camping!
|after waking up in a tent|
Camping has been a father-son activity in our little family. It's something for them to explore and enjoy together and it's given me some time alone. But Little N got to the point where he really wanted Mommy to see him camp and to enjoy camping with him. And L wanted me to finally see his favorite landscape in our region.
I made a genuine effort to remain engaged and appreciative throughout the road trip. At 200 miles, it was a considerable part of the adventure... and the kind of thing that I typically zone out on. But it was beautiful landscape. So very different from what we usually see around Seattle.
|Grand Coulee corridor|
After a number of scenic stops along the way...
|Grand Coulee Dam|
...we finally arrived at the campground.
I am so glad that I made this trip with my guys. We all enjoyed ourselves doing activities we liked and sharing in activities the others liked. I splashed in an icy cold lake with Little N, laid in the sun to journal and read, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, played hide & seek in the tent, snuggled in sleeping bags, gazed up a the clouds, gazed up at the stars and so much more. We're not sure if or when a trip like this will be able to happen again. L is hopefully starting a part time job soon that will keep him occupied on weekends. So we took the chance we had and made it a bright happy experience and bright happy memories. I am so pleased.