Son John $pencer, friend Rose, and grandson David had a great overnight in the mountains. Dog Sadie was carrying her pack without protest.
They took time for a selfie in the sunshine.
Lush scenery is common in the Smoky Mountains. This was Rose’s favorite shot of the view.
They took time to pose with the view behind them.
It was hard to pick a favorite of the sunset shots. David took this one.
David has always enjoyed fires. He lingered with the campfire long after the others went to bed.
They carried snacks, pouches of food for dinner, and water. Hiking is thirsty work, and they drank plenty of water. $ has a filter to destroy bacteria, so they safely replenished their supply from a stream. It amused me that they bought pizza on the way home.
I giggled when the hikers talked about their campsite. It wasn’t easy to find a place with trees and a flat space. They needed trees for the hammock and an even area for the tent. $’s back discovered a divot that plagued him all night. David was pleased with the way his uncle strung up the hammock for him. It sagged during the night, and David’s arm was on the ground when he woke up. Guess what they did after they got home and ate their pizza. They all took a nap!