Since the kids are going to private school this year, one of our financial sacrifices was our Summer vacation. Thankfully, we all love to camp so it wasn't too much of a disappointment. Especially when we get to go with friends!
We have done several local camping trips this Summer and then the last weekend in July, we went a little further. Ok... a lot further! Sequoia National Forest. Our lovely children were so patient on the 7 hour drive. (no sarcasm, actually!)We hiked, some of us left the path to splash,with and without kids,and we ate (can't ever forget the s'mores!),
and relaxed and watched the sunset at 7500 feet elevation.Sam was just relaxing in the forest area behind our campsite when I snapped this picture. The sun was setting and he just turned to me and smiled a content sort of smile. He is so handsome! (even though he was filthy dirty!) One day we went hiking at "The Trail of 100 Giants." This is an easy trail in a forest of the Giant Sequioa trees. It is a pretty cool thing to go inside of a tree that is more than 1500 years old!Climbing on them is pretty cool too!I really hope the kids remember all these adventures we go on together. I will for sure! Thanks for stopping by!