jake returned this afternoon from his backpacking trip and he didn't even stink that bad =]
he had a great trip and he really enjoyed himself. i'm sure he'll be talking about this for weeks. i've enjoyed hearing about it so far.
so i guess all my worrying during the week was for not. actually, i didn't worry all that much because i'm not a worrier. but i did miss him a lot and whenever i thought about him, i wondered how he was feeling (he thought he had a cold when he left) and how his feet were doing (he bought his hiking boots 2 days before he hit the trail). i hated to think of him being miserable for one reason or another.
i guess this was a good trial run for me for when he goes off to college, which will be in a little over a year from now. he's planning to go out of state and i won't have the close contact with him like i have with dani. she and i talked just about every day during her first year in college. i'm sure there will be many times that a whole week, or more, will go by and i won't hear from jake, just like this week. i guess i'll just have to get used to that, as hard as it may be. or who knows, he may surprise me and want to talk more often than i'm thinking.
it's sure nice having jake home. i really did miss his presence in the house. i'll try to remember that when he's driving me crazy ;D
p.s. he took some great pictures. the one above is a good example of how spectacular some of the views he encountered were.
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