We just returned from a very exciting camping trip. There were many fun parts of the trip, but two things stand out. The first was watching the girls play in the dirt. They really haven’t had many opportunities to get really dirty. They got plenty dirty on this trip. LittleZabba’s favorite activity was throwing the dirt and then taking handfuls of it and wiping it all over her face. She thought she was pretty cute. BigZabba’s favorite activity, second only to looking out for squirrels, was kicking the dirt. While I don’t really like dirty children, it was pretty fun to sit back and watch them have fun getting dirty.
The second exciting thing about our trip was our hike up Cougar Crest Trail. It was a 4 mile (round trip) hike that was somewhat steep in spots. BigZabba did a great job and walked the entire way. It took nearly 2 hours to reach the summit and we enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake. That is when we saw the clouds rolling in. No sooner had we started our walk back down then it started to rain. It started out as a few drops, but soon it was an all out storm. The trail that had once been dirty and dusty was now a river of mud. We were completely soaked by the time we got back to the car. LittleZabba was not happy about the rain and cried nearly the entire time. BigZabba was a super trooper and didn’t complain at all. She did say that she didn’t like the mud, and really who could blame her. We did find someone at the bottom to take our picture, just so we could remember the event. We don’t look that bad, but believe me, there wasn’t a dry spot on us. We could ring out our socks and pour water out of our shoes.