We finally had a break in all the spring rain to enjoy some time outside. It was warm and sunny and the boys enjoyed eating lunch on the front porch and riding bikes up and down the sidewalk. Since rain is in the forecast for most of the rest of the week, Michael decided to take advantage of the sun and took James backpacking for the night. They hike into these shelters run by the forest service. From the trailhead to the first set of shelters it is only about a mile. James is excited because he gets to use his pocket knife whenever they go backpacking.