This weekend we will be going a our first family camping of four to Highland Lakes Campground in Alpine, California. We've camped in Ensenada, Mexico for a week in June but it was for our annual mission trip, where camping was not our main focus. We also camped a few weeks ago with our church family at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California, which was lots of fun, but food was provided to us and there were scheduled activities.
This will be our first real camping trip in over a year and a half, since we camped at Sequoia National Park, when David was 6 months old.
I've been debating all week whether to go or not because our two children, David (2 years old) and Sophia (11 months old) have been sick with fevers and sore throats. They are on the mend and much better but of course I have caught the sick bug now. We have been planning this camping trip for months so I'm just going to drink a bunch of orange juice, coffee and pray that I feel better tomorrow. I'm just glad the kids are much better, now if my daughter could sleep then everything would be excellent.
This camping trip I hope to do a few things, such as rest, hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and crazy as it seems run 9 miles. I'm training for a half marathon in September and this week's long run is a 9 mile run, which normally wouldn't be a big deal since its only one more mile than last weeks long run but Highland Lakes campground is at 8,600 ft. I have a few days to acclimate to the altitude.
I'm just excited to get out in the mountains for a few days and hoping my cold goes away as soon as possible.