Thursday, October 16, 2008
Heading for the woods
Benjamin has a couple of days off for the mid-semester break, so we are taking Friday and Saturday for a quick overnight backpacking trip into the Ozarks. One of the first things we bought when we arrived was a guidebook to Arkansas hiking trails, in the hope that we would get out more. We did very well before school started, but not so much since early September. Ah well, this time we will spend the night in the woods on the Butterfield Trail at Devil's Den State Park. This is the first time since our trip to the beach in July that we will be using our nice new backpacks. If only I also had a nice pair of hiking boots to replace the pair that disintegrated in the Adirondacks. Hopefully my sturdy walking shoes will hold up. So, see you in a few days.