Well, it was Father's Day in the USA today. We decided to go camping last night, the first trip with our new son who is 10 months old (the dude in my avatar picture, busily writing code). Went fantastic. He slept better than his parents, who kept waking up every hour to make sure he wasn't frozen solid.
We woke up and made breakfast, packed up camp, and began a hike up Hunchback mountain. The trail is steep. We climbed about 2700 feet, then the terrain began to get, let's say, "serious." Trail was 8 inches wide, with steep, treeless drop-offs to the side. Low blood sugar began to kick in, and I started to brain-lock while turning switchbacks, so we stopped and ate sandwiches. I probably consumed over 2000 calories in a single sitting. We tried to continue upward, to gain the ridge, but my wife continued to brain-lock (a dangerous condition where panic freezes you and you are unable to make forward progress) so we felt it was safer to turn back. I wish I had photographs, but the camera would have been dead weight, and I was already carrying my son on my back.
On the way down, we collected wild mushrooms and gorged ourselves. Don't worry -- my fungus identification abilities are excellent, and we have eaten wild mushrooms many times before. In all, a fantastic day, and we accomplished more than I could have hoped.
Some photos for those who are interested, of some of our previous excursions:
If you care to poke around neuralnw.com you'll find lots of other pictures.
I hope other people had good weekends as well. Our brethren in the Midwest are dealing with massive flooding. I send them my best wishes. Hopefully they have kept their spirits up. Remember, flood plains... flood... from time to time. But the floods are what make the land fertile.
Love ya all!