How fun and funny to think so much about camping on this snowy weekend. When I was writing Lanie’s story, I asked people for interesting camping disasters. My favorite stories came from my sister Jan who does a lot of backpacking and told me about a time when deer were running around the campground with long johns dangling from their mouths and also waking up to see a deer tongue inside her tent licking her water bottle.
Debbie’s comment of the coffee cups all lined up (from the last post) made me think about this picture, which my siblings and I came upon while we were sorting pictures for Dad’s memorial. My dad always had his great organizational plans for our camping! (I’m the teenager in the left corner on this one.)
A Facebook conversation with an old friend made me dig this picture out–because he’s in it. This is Chebera, another beautiful and remote place in Ethiopia that, along with Maji, was a place that shaped our family.