After harrowing t-storms the night we set up our tent, we woke up to crisp clean air, sunlight filtering through pine trees and no mud to speak of! (Big sigh of relief from this mama!)
We decided to eat a quick breakfast (I think it was Jessica who recommended buying those small boxes of very sugary cereal and just pouring the milk into the waxed paper cereal pouch? Went over GREAT!) and took off on a morning hike across the hills to an outcropping of rock that overlooked our campsite and the area around us.
What a view…and just the night before, we’d seen elk grazing on this same hillside. Best of all, our height allowed us this very welcome sight: French Creek!
So we hiked down this incredible countryside, hubby with toddler clinging to his back…
And played in the cool waters with the minnows and crawdads.
When one of our girls slipped and fell with a splash, dh was quick to join her so she‘d laugh it off…
We hiked the horse trail home, feasted on chili dogs and had a family devotion!
A great first morning, wouldn’t you say?
And I’ve got the poison ivy to prove it!