We had our first hike on Saturday. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the hiking wasn’t hard (we headed out to the trails in the Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, for those who know the area). The highlight was seeing two large deer cross our path, not five feet from us. Right in the middle of civilization, as it were, there were these deer. Quite exciting, I must say. So much so that we have another, longer hike planned for this weekend, near Snoqualmie Falls (again for those who know this neck of the woods).
The hiking may lead us to geocaching, which is just a fancy treasure hunt/hide-and-go-seek game that uses a GPS device. We’ll see if we decide to invest the money in the GPS receiver or not. The outdoorsy bug has bitten us enough that we’re also planning a camping trip in July (just an overnighter) to see how we city slickers do in the great outdoors. Now, I was a girl scout but that’s about the extent of my camping knowledge. I know enough to bring s’mores, hot dogs and bug spray. I’ll also be bringing some of this trail mix. I don’t always love Paula Deen’s recipes, but I’ll be giving this one a try. Salty and sweet is a good combo in my book.
For those with camping or hiking know-how, feel free to share your tips; I’m sure we could use ’em.
Oh – and no news on the house yet. Sigh….