Josh (age 7) , 2007 - Opal Creek
Josh (age 8), 2008 - Eagle Creek Trail
Josh (age 9) with his friend Cameron, 2009 - lakes near Olallie Lake
Kat & Sarah (age 7), 2009 - Twin Lakes
Kat, Sarah (age 8) and Josh (age 10), 2010 - Ramona Falls
Sarah (age 9), me, Kat (age 9), Josh (age 11), 2011 - Opal Creek
Of course I can't help but talk up "when you get to go backpacking with us..." to our other grandchildren. Especially the ones who will soon be seven.
And Katie will be next to join the summer backpacking trips, because she just turned 7 last week!
This afternoon her mom noticed she was working on a little writing project, all on her own. No prompting, just being literary all by herself. After a while she went to play somewhere else, and Polly took a peek to see what Katie had been up to...
"I will be going bac[k]pac[k]ing with my grandma, granpa, cusuns, me! I will like it."
I love love love this fabulous artwork and the fine writing that accompanies it.
Be sure to notice that along with her illustration of all of us backpacking is a trail sign to Ramona Falls.
The last time we visited, Katie was fascinated to hear that I had taken her cousins backpacking to Ramona Falls one year. Katie loves the Beverly Cleary books about Ramona, and she immediately said that's where she wants to go backpacking!
Sounds good to me. Stay tuned for a summer backpacking trip with Katie and cousins to Ramona Falls in 2012.