Life this week did not go according to my plans, but it ended up being a great week! I'd looked forward to going on our first backpacking trip of the year for weeks, but wet weather and our lack of gear for comfortably dealing with it foiled those plans. This turned out to be a good thing, since against our expectations, we hardly struggled at all carrying much heavier loads than usual for a day hike, and we were able to double our mileage for the day. Then, instead of a damp, cold, sleepless night in our tent, we drove home for an excellent dinner and a good night of sleep.
Sunday, we slept in, then Andy made a huge Irish-inspired breakfast of bangers, rashers, potatoes, onion, mushrooms, fried eggs, and sliced tomato. It was enough to satisfy even the hungriest hobbit! Then, after relaxing for a few hours to let the breakfast settle, we pulled on a packs again and went for a long walk on the Powerline Trail. We managed in all the work of a backpacking trip, with all the comforts of home in between.