a tiny toad
and some very large birds
Months of talking and planning for one night of camping. We spent Friday night at Shades State Park. No one seemed very enthusiastic before the trip, but we had an absolutely lovely time. The weather was sunny and cool, mosquitoes few. Hiking is so beautiful there, as well as the canoe trip (which I have no pictures of because I did not want to risk getting the camera wet.) Ellie and I suffered a risky, rocky end of the trip. She seemed to remain pretty calm in spite of the fact that I could not hide all of my fear. Getting her in a canoe again may take some persuasion.