And the reason for my ultra sore legs:
Carrying a back pack that weighed 30 lbs (but felt like 60 lbs) down an entire mountain and then back up an entire mountain the next day. This was my first backpacking experience ever and I had no idea what to expect. It was incredible. I want to go every weekend for the rest of my life. This is definitely the cheapest way to vacation, you get TONS of family time, you get to unplug from everything, nature is awesome and hiking is good for you.
I don’t know how in the world Billy was able to carry Brooke and his pack.
I think Brooke likes the taste of nature because her tongue was out a lot.
about a mile into our trip Brooke needed a break. She was exhausted.
We decided it would be the perfect time for lunch. PB and J and Wheat Thins… we went through a ridiculous amount of bags of Wheat Thins. PS you have to try the Spicy Buffalo flavored Wheat Thins.
After lunch the Brooker fell fast asleep and we kept going. We started at the main parking lot of Henry Coe and hiked 5 miles down the mountain to our spot (China Hole).
She was a very helpful navigation guide.
Once we got down the mountain we went along the stream for a while so I wanted to try to carry Brooke and my pack. I lasted a total of .7 miles before my shoulders wanted to fall off. I need to get better at this because we have some pretty awesome backpacking trips in mind already that are longer than the one we went on this weekend.
The camp site only allows one group of people there at a time. We had the whole place to ourselves and didn’t see anyone else the entire time.
It was awesome.
Brooke loved hanging out in the tent.
I feel really cool because we were real campers and did everything ourselves… even filter our own water. I should go on some sort of survival reality show now.
Dinner was loaded potato with bacon soup, wheat thins and pb bars (Brooke had squash with apple baby food in case you wanted to know;). That little green thing was our stove that we cooked everything on. Delicious.
Part 2 coming up.
So my biggest piece of advice when you go camping is….
-Do not bring your iPad and decide to watch I am Legend (or any other really creepy movie for that matter) after your baby falls asleep late at night. Dark + lots of animals around you + a crazy imagination = I almost died from being so scared.
Do you like scary movies? Scariest movie you have ever watched? Did you ever see I am Legend?
What was your long run this weekend? Anyone race this weekend?
Last vacation that you took? Next vacation that you are going to go on?