Labor Day Weekend

Friday, September 11, 2015

I know this post is a little late considering Labor Day weekend was almost a week ago, but I wanted to preserve some pictures here anyway.

I got out of work early on Friday and flew home to get the pups.  Otto was going home to Josh and Mac was heading up to Freedom, NH with me for camping.  It has been a couple years since he has gone camping, but I'm happy to say he was a champ.  He really just seems in his element in the woods.  He's afraid of everything under the sun but had no problem wandering around in the dark and just sprawling out under the trees.  He probably would have spent the night outside if I didn't make him come in.
My main reason for want to go camping was so I could get at least one hike in.  I've been so busy every weekend of the summer that I just haven't had a chance, but I made sure it was happening this weekend.  We ended up sticking with a smaller mountain just outside of the campground.  I had wanted to do something bigger, but one of my sisters had spent the morning in the hospital due to flinging a bottle cap into her own eye the night before.  We weren't even able to hit the trail until after 2pm so we had to keep it small.
There is something so wonderful about hiking.  I don't know what it is exactly, but it just makes me feel like someone hit a reset button on my energy and happiness levels.
We decided to take a different trail down, but it didn't take us at all where we thought it would.  Thank god for just barely having cell service so we were able to get an estimate of where we were on a map.  It really makes you realize how easily people can fall into bad situations when they aren't prepared.  At the same time it makes me want to do a bigger, more involved hike, even more!
We eventually found our way back to the campground and spent the rest of the day just eating and relaxing around the campfire.

I could only stay until Sunday morning, but even just a few days outside was wonderful to have.  I know fall is quickly approaching but I'm really going to try to get out there at least a few more times before the end of the season.

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