As I said at the end of my last post, today was going to look pretty similar to yesterday. And it really did except for one notable difference: the sandhill.
Same as yesterday we drove into town to go to our now favorite spot, Pelican Brewery and Pub. The food and drinks are good but the view is unbeatable.
To the left of Haystack Rock is a big sandhill. Ever since my mom and I saw it we have been talking about how there were so many people climbing it and then running back down. I thought it looked fun, my mom thought she could never do it. So after lunch and drinks I told my mom I was going to do it and take the dogs with me. She said, “Well, I can’t just wait at the bottom!” So she didn’t. We started our pursuit up the huge hill. The dogs took me up at there pace and my mom took it a “little bit at a time”. About 3/4 of the way up there is a ledge. The pups and I waited there for my mom before we made our final ascent. (If you look close you can see mom in her white tank top!)
After mom got to the ledge! Go mom!!!! Again not too bad for 60!!!!!! I climbed the rest of the way to the top! It was so windy and we all got blasted by and covered in sand but the views were awesome!
The ABSOLUTE!!!! best part of the whole climb was the trip down! I ran full speed and laughed the whole time! Mom even picked up some speed! But the two who had the best time were Sophia and Gonzo! I let go of their leashes and they tore down the hill weaving in and out of people and wrestling with one another! Pure happiness!! I was crying laughing at them! They were panting pretty hard by the time I got to the bottom to join them! Oh so fun!!! So proud of my mom for trying and accomplishing something she thought she couldn’t!
After we returned to camp we decided to take a sunset walk around the park. We stopped to talk to some doodle owners. One thing led to another and we ended up watching the sunset from there site with a glass of red wine and a beautiful fire! The couple were so much fun! One of the many reasons I love camping; you get to meet such friendly, cool, and interesting people!
“It’s only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”