Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rainy Saturday: Part One

We had impeccable timing on Saturday, if I do say so myself. We got up with the birds-- didn't even really look at a clock to see how much the kids slept in-- and I made some breakfast burritos with ground chicken sausage, red peppers and multigrain tortillas. After cooking our breakfast on the camp stove, it started to rain. Uncle Willy and Tikva hunkered down in the cabin with us (well... Tikva was in a kennel on the screen porch.. that counts for not inside the cabin, right?) and we played some games, colored and read stories out loud until the rain stopped and we could go hiking. We geared up and headed out to scale the muddy ravine walls. It was a gorgeous hike-- we crossed a bridge that came directly out of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, scrambled over moss-covered rocks and were rewarded with a breathtaking view of the valley.

Alex's legs got tired just near the end of the hike (and maybe her confidence too, as she took a bit of a tumble coming down over some slippery rocks), so we popped her in the Ergo and managed to run the last quarter mile back to camp as the rain picked up again. We enjoyed a cold 'picnic' lunch of whole wheat crackers, cheeses and meats, apples and carrots as the rain plinked on the roof. The adults all marveled at the luxury of being in a cabin, opposed to a tent, during a rainstorm!

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