So, the camping trip. It went well. It rained for a day and a half, which was actually quite pleasant. The vintage trailer has an awning and the neighbors brought their free-standing awning, so we had some covered outdoor space.
In a rainy climate, there is little as important as covered outdoor space.
Well, ok, yeah, food and stuff. But, everyone needs a place to go outside and breath and not get rained on. We need that here. It's important. And, it's important to all of us, not just the smokers, although it's essential for them.
So. Dry. Mostly.
The campground was lovely. Towering firs so darkly green, big leaf maple begin to change color, the fall wildflowers holding their heads up in the rain. And, of course, the ferns and mosses. Aahhhh... forest bathing was wonderful. I just typed 'forest breathing' instead... should have left it. It's the breath, always.
Yes, we had a good time. Occasionally I felt like T and I could descend into snippiness, but we rose above it.
We sat around the fire, we hiked some of the trails, we took our dogs to the fenced off leash area (which was quite a hike by itself!), we took a nap or two. All good. On one of the nights, the clouds had cleared out and we walked up to the big empty meadow to take in the stars. Oh, so fine to see them! Living in the city takes away so much starshine, and if you add the cloudy skies to it, well, we rarely get that amount of beautiful stargazing in one evening. It was Stellar! Lol!
It was good for us to get out of town for a few days. It was quiet and relaxing.
We've had a few flare ups in the week since, but overall... holding somewhat steady. T has another challenge coming up this weekend, though. I'm going down to California to visit my very ill best friend. She got tickets for us to see Dolly Parton at the Hollywood Bowl! I've had to remind T a couple of times lately that I am allowed to have friends and to visit/hang out with them.
Other than that, friends, it's been pretty much ok around here. What's happening in your world?