Look at this view.
Both nights there was only one other campsite occupied. Isaac and I practically had the place to ourselves. In fact, no one else was there when we arrived, so we got to choose from all 19 campsites. So we took what I thought was the best one, although Isaac was quite fond of one a little ways down the road. Every time we took a walk in that direction, he wanted to go sniff around that picnic table and fire ring.
We did some hiking,
Isaac got to swim in a lake, Isaac got to roll in… stuff, and he also dug a big hole.
I dunno why he decided he needed to dig a hole, but he did, and since it was in the woods behind our campsite and not on a trail or anything, I let him. He dug a big hole, and a couple times there were some small roots in the way, and he grabbed those with his teeth and pulled them out. He was quite determined about that hole!
I have to say, I am pretty impressed with myself. I put up the tent all by myself
and I built a great campfire
and I cooked an awesome dinner. By the way, the best way EVER to eat an apple is to slice it, sprinkle it with cinnamon and nutmeg, wrap it in foil and roast it over an open fire.
I also discovered that building a fire to heat water for your morning tea is the best thing ever. I mean, I’m sure the tea tastes the same as when I heat the water in the microwave at home, but sipping it next to an open fire is delightful. When I crawled out of my cozy sleeping bag in the chilly morning air, I wouldn’t have believed that building a fire to make tea was going to be the best thing ever… but it turned out that it was.