After our trip to the North Pole we spent a little time playing in the campsite. Then we decided to get a little evening hike in before dinner.
On the way to the trailhead we saw a friendly deer.
It was a little chilly but not too bad.
We went on the nature trail and had a little pamphlet to tell us about the environment we were hiking in.
It’s fun to get out and hike in the snow.
Actually kind of looking forward to this winter.
The sunset in the mountains is gorgeous.
After our hike we ate inside our trailer, which we rarely do but it was in the 20s. We are happy to hike outside in below freezing but not just around in our campsite. This is when I am very thankful for our heater and warm bed with a down comforter.
In the morning we hiked to the highest point in the park.
The views were stunning.
The kids loved playing on the rocks at the top and would have stayed there all day but we needed to get out of our campsite and back home.
Both my brother and I have birthdays in September but we hadn’t yet been able to get together to celebrate. Some reasons were great, we were in France in early September and my brother and my parents were in Oregon for both our birthdays. By the time everyone was home then we were very sick, for weeks. Then my mom had a terrible accident, spent time in the hospital where my parents caught Covid and were sick for almost three weeks. Finally everyone is home and well (I am so so grateful that everyone is fine now) so my mom hosted an unbirthday party for my brother and I. It was so sweet and thoughtful! I wish I took pictures!
I did take a picture of this yeti mug my parents gave me and I LOVE it!