This weekend, the Environmental Club is taking a trip to the Smokies. Now, not only does Mike get to drive, but this is truly a bonus for him. He NEVER passes up a chance to be in the mountains. Thankfully we are only 3 hours from the mountains. Camping and backpacking are his passions. We have container after container filled with camping supplies and gadgets and I have more Nalgene bottles than I care to count. Although it means 3 or 4 days without a shower, I have come to really enjoy the camping trips we take. I only go in the spring and fall though. Summer means bugs and bears, winter means cold and miserable. We compromise and go on spring break and fall break and then he goes by himself the other times.
This will be his third time going with club and he looks forward to it every year (he also gets a day off of school!). They spend time by the campfire, take hikes during the day, they do a study on salamanders and the past couple of years they had a professional story teller come in. This year there is going to be a bluegrass band and some of the students asked Mike to bring his guitar so he could play. He's going to have a blast!
He'll be gone all weekend but I am sending my love with him in the form of COOKIES!!!
Hopefully he will share with the kids!