We had to cancel our first backpacking trip of the year :(. We had planned to backpack into Havasupai Falls this weekend but had to cancel due to 1: Weather issues and 2: Car issues. This hit me really hard as I have been overly excited about getting away and leaving some recent family drama behind. I feel so helpless as I watch family member after family member fall into the evilness of addiction. The latest, my 13 yr old sister. How do you help a child that has no rules or boundaries. There is no consequences for her actions and instead of learning from the destruction that loved ones have caused to themselves and the people around them, she is modeling after them. One of them, my 19 yr old brother. I tear up when I think of how much potential he has. The boy has what it takes to really make it in this world, I've seen it, but has no one to show him how get there. My mom, lost in her own addictions, feels as though punishing them would be hypocritical and is more concerned with being "friends" with them than giving them what they need, a parent. Backpacking is such a release of stress for me. There is truly no better way to put life back into perspective than spending a few days at one with nature. We bought brand new backpacks for this year.
Every pack I've used in the past has been boughten from a swap meet so I can't wait to try one that has actually been fitted to me. I can't wait to get to try it out.
On a bright note, to make up for the canceled trip, Matt's made reservations to a cute little bed and breakfast in Kamas. I love to stay in b and b's as each one is so different. Someday when I'm a lil old cotton top, I would love to own one somewhere out in the country with a great view and a balcony that wraps entirely around it.
Matt bought us tickets to A Fine Frenzy for next Tuesday, I'm so excited!!! It's at the old Avalon so that should be interesting. I used to go there to watch the hypnotists when I was a youngin.