If I had to subtitle this blog post, I’d probably say: “Astonishingly timely.” Because in real life a pile of poop just hit a fan, and having two nights away with no cell phone reception to process everything was just what the doctor would’ve ordered.
But hey, instead of getting into all that, let’s go all social media-style and I’ll show you a bunch of smiling, happy pictures from our two-night stay at Ohanapecosh on Mt. Rainier.
In addition to me and Benji, my sister Colleen and her husband Jordan flew up from LA for this trip, and Dad joined us. We arrived on Tuesday midday and spent Tuesday and Wednesday night, leaving on Thursday morning.
Now, without further ado, cue the photos:
Not pictured: Tuesday evening we played Zorch, a Boy Scout game introduced by Uncle Jordan. This involved running through the dark woods trying to sneak up on someone who was sitting in the dark with a flashlight. If the person hears you, they shine the flashlight on you and you have to go back to the start. Benji loved it. I loved that nobody broke any bones running and sneaking through the dark woods.
After Box Canyon, I drove us home. We spent the afternoon unpacking, then washing and vacuuming out the Honda Pilot we’d borrowed from a friend of mine for the trip.
Overall, I have to classify that in the top 10 of my vacation trips. It was just the right length; everyone got along well; Benji got to play with Colleen and Jordan, but hopefully didn’t suck them completely dry; we accomplished each person’s bucket list activity; the weather proved just perfect; and it came at the exact moment when we needed it.
Life is going to be hard for a while now, but I am so thankful to have had that time and opportunity for this vacation to start everything off right.