We are home from an instantly fun weekend in the mountains, and I’m honestly not sure who is more tired right now: Zack and I, Bauer or the babe. We’re all pretty whooped. Camping, you sure know how to make your own fun (yeow!).
We left Los Angeles mid-afternoon on Friday and arrived at our camping destination just as dusk began to set. Good thing, because the rain had started to fall (really, rain?!) and our tent needed to be pitched and the Jeep unpacked. We were able to hang with our friends for a tiny bit before running off to our own tents for the evening. The rain came down hard, and Zack was such a champion, cooking our hotdogs while I set up our giant family bed. (Boy, that was an experience.)
All week I prepared to leave town for the weekend. Even though there was a lot of last-minute work to do, I was making my list and keeping at it each day, and truly counting down until we could leave the city. It’s been almost six years since Zack and I have had a vacation, so our weekend away in the mountains was refreshing in so many ways. I felt like we were on set of The Sound of Music, the mountains were lush with greens and the sky bright blue. The air was cold but the sun was hot. And as I write this Zack says to me, “I can tell you washed your hair.” I asked him what what meant and he said something like, “your hair is more… tame.” Ha! Apparently the “no shampoo for 3 days” look was a little wild for him.
And Bauer… oh my, Bauer. Let’s just say he was the first to get a bath last night. He LOVED being in the mountains and I have to admit, so did I. There’s something so special about getting away and reconnecting with your family, sans electronics :)
We didn’t do much, and we didn’t talk about much. We were simply “in the mountains” for the weekend.
And I can’t wait to go back.
It’s so refreshing to get away and breathe! Your post inspires me Maggie to take a few moments for my family and I. Even if it’s just a weekend away. God bless you today.
@Ashley, Weekends away used to feel impossible — where could we even go for the weekend that wouldn’t cost us $300? Now I know, camping! :)
Aww It sounds like you had such a good time :) I had to think of this quote when I read your post…It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. :) It sure has happened a lot to us too :)
P.S. I LOVE your blog. SOO inspiring <3
@Kayla, haha — oh isn’t that the truth. It suuuuuuper rarely rains in LA so we were all shocked at how hard it poured. That’s ok! I’m thankful our tent stayed dry, even though it was a bit chilly at night :) thanks for your comment!!!!
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