I am not a hiker.
I avoided hikes at all costs growing up. The only hikes I wasn't able to get out of were the ones at Girls Camp, due to having to get certified or whatever. So, that made it once a year. Then one day I had the audacity to sign up for an outdoor biology class while married and in college. We went on a hike once.a.week. I actually enjoyed some of these hikes because we learned the names of all sorts of plants, animals, rocks, bugs, dirt, etc. I hated the class, but it was definitely one of those classes that I learned the most from. Even still, my poor husband had to hear me complain every week for a whole semester about having to go on hikes.
So, for me to voluntarily plan a family hike for this weekend is way more than just out of the ordinary. But I did. Mostly because I wanted to get Little Guy out of the house and out into nature. Real nature. Not man-made park nature. I had even planned a yummy foil dinner that we could make at a nearby campsite. I was actually getting excited.
That is until I saw this:
Seriously people. When will we learn? Everyone always plans huge camp outs, boating trips, fishing trips, etc. etc. and we always get rained on. Honestly, I can't think of one Memorial Day weekend when we have had good weather. We never went camping growing up, and I remember always thinking about my unfortunate friends who must be shivering in a tent somewhere as I watched the sheets of rain fall from the sky.
It looks as though I can get out of another hike after all.
Hope you all have a happy Memorial Day weekend! We are for sure going out to visit our little Michael and plan on bringing some flowers, a cute little pin wheel... and an umbrella along.