We headed up for our last trip to the family cabin before school starts. This time around it was a bit exciting since we did not have power for the bulk of the time we were there. The solar charger we brought for Deeds iPad didn’t work so we were a bit nervous about how our guy would do during the 4 days we couldn’t turn on any shows or charge any electronics. We tried to keep really busy with lots of hikes, crafts, nature walks, and playing outside. Deeds also got a big kick out of the fact that we had to cook all the food over a fire and he didn’t have to have a bath for three whole days.
While the change in routine and bedtime situation without night-lights caused some stress for us a bit, overall it was a fantastic experience. I’m so glad that almost 60 years ago my great grandparents built the cabin for their posterity to use. It’s loved by our family, siblings, and countless cousins. I think this is the first time the kids have been up there without having grandma or grandpa come up at one point too and they asked multiple times where they were. Next time we’ll have to make sure they come up with us again.
By last night he was begging to go home and honestly I was ready to get home to a hot shower as well. We stopped on the way out this morning and hiked up to a geocache. Deeds was super excited to hold the GPS on my phone and tell us what direction to go. We decided that next time we go up we’ll have to plan on doing a couple more caches.
We took HUNDREDS of photographs, but we decided you really didn’t need to see them all so here is a quick sampling.