I returned a week ago Friday from what has come to be known as the All Gals’ Car Camp trip. This annual trek is always wonderful and full of surprises. Fifteen of us enjoyed hiking, journaling, talking around the nightly campfire, sharing pot luck suppers and swimming and kayaking. There is something very special about being in the wilderness with women. I am always impressed with the strength, vibrancy, and sheer courage each one of the gals demonstrated despite challenges in their lives.
I also observed the little critters (chipmunks looking for a handout) and gorgeous deer who meandered in and out of our local area munching on the sage that was wild and plentiful.
I came home rested and refreshed, grateful for the time away from technology–although we did have access to our smart phones! I am more appreciative than ever of God’s many gifts in nature and the opportunity to enjoy them.