Mountain Man

This past weekend Hubby had the delight of chaperoning a camping trip for Soccer Dude’s afternoon 6th grade class. ¬†Delight isn’t the first word that Dad used as he walked in the door smelling of campfire and needing a desperate cup of coffee after no sleep and miles of hiking….but after a hot shower and a cup of coffee! ūüėČ

I have mentioned in the past that we live in a city of millions – but I am not sure if I have explained that we are also in the mountains. ¬†The city where we live is huge…..but if you travel just a short distance you realize that the mountains that surround us dwarf the city. ¬†My guys went and tackled some of those mountains.

I loved hearing that as soon as camp was set up Soccer Dude had a large stick and took off on his own to hike to the peak. ¬†Once he made it, he opened his pocket knife and used it to slow himself down as he jumped to the waiting cliff more than 16 feet below. ¬†(That is why Dad’s chaperone and not Moms!) ¬†Once at camp again, he rallied his friends and led them to the top as well.

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Can you find our Mountain Man in this photo?

Here is a zoom in to prove he made it!

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There are many, many more peaks to explore on future trips.

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There is nothing like getting out of the city for a few days. ¬†We might be country people who are thriving in a large city, but every once in awhile you just need a bit of country. ¬†Thankful that we are surrounded by places that can scratch that itch. ¬†My guys came home with grand plans of picking up more camping gear and heading out as a family! ¬†The little 2 man tent that Hubs feet stuck out of all night (we are taller than most asians!) isn’t quite gonna cut it! ¬†Tents, sleeping bags, fishing poles and fire gear are in our future….now just for a car! ¬† Can’t believe I am even thinking about driving in this country; I love me some city buses! ¬†After seeing these photos and hearing the excitement in my boy’s voice….it might be worth it.