a day with the scouts

There's nothing better than getting away from it all, even if it's just for one day, with family and friends. That's what we did yesterday with D's group of boy scouts. We went to a park that is a mere 25 min. from our house but we felt like we were hundred of miles away. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. It was a perfect day. The trip was actually supposed to be a weekend of camping but with the 40 degree night temperatures that we've been having I chickened out and we only went for the day.

Start of the day

A very "reassuring" sign we saw as we started a morning hike with a little over 20 kids and their families

It seemed unreal that this is all just a few minutes from our suburban home.

Pumpkin carving after lunch. Hubby caught me by surprise...

Getting ready for smores

We got home at about 9pm and we were really exhausted. It was a great day. Now, and totally out of the blue, I lay here in bed with a fever and aching all over. Feels like the flu... bleh.