For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Cor. 5:1
…Hopefully our tent will not be destroyed on this trip, anyway! 😉
Zoe and I are off to Lake Annette Thursday for my first backpacking trip of the year. Also, it is my first Dad-free backpacking trip, and I consider it a test of the skills I am supposed to have learned over the last 13 (or so) years of our backpacking together. We are excited despite the fact it is only a one-night trip – simple in and out, up to the lake and back. I am also keen to see if my hauling a 20-lb weight around in the backpack on my and Ian’s walks will actually help in a real backpacking situation. I anticipate us having lots of fun, hopefully staying out of too much trouble, and enjoying ourselves thoroughly. Both of us have plenty of backpacking experience, so I doubt we will have any major mishaps unless something crucial gets forgotten.
In the grand tradition of my family, I began packing by searching for The List of Backpacking Essentials, and also in the grand tradition had absolutely no luck finding it. Thus, I have (as tradition dictates) made a new list which will be lost before our next backpacking trip.
Oh boy oh boy! I am excited.
– KF –