Greenwood Park camping

In mid August, we plan to embark on a canoe-camping trip to the St. Regis wilderness in the Adirondacks.  We're planning on going with a couple other dear friends, all of whom also have young children.


This last weekend we all thought it would be a good idea to do a first trial run of tent camping at the nearby county park.  A good first step, right?  Drive in, set up tents, use the public showers...

When we arrived, this small Sasquatch was found wandering around our campsite.

Then there was also this adorable one!

This is our sweet neighbor-girl, Maria.

Morning!  See?  We all survived.

Actually, this photo was taken moments before we found Sigrid had crushed a white Amanita mushroom.  Phil reconstructed it, and found part of it was missing.  Had she eaten any of it?  We didn't think so, but it still warranted a lot of praying and a speedy call to Poison Control.

We were told to watch her for any vomiting over the next 24 hours, and to call them back immediately if she did.  So, with more prayers, we tried to act normal (pretty sure I failed at that) as we packed up & headed off to church.


She's totally fine.  We, as ever, have so much to be thankful for.  I am thankful for a resource like Poison Control.  I am thankful for Phil's quick eyes & quick wits & overall quickness.  I am thankful for our sweet friends who see us at our best & worst & still love us.
I am thankful for the mystery of guardian angels.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

I am so very thankful, too. At moments like that, one discovers the previously unplumbed depths of one's love. It's even fiercer than we imagine.

Praise be to God.