I had strict instructions. Do not bring your camera. The boy wanted to hike the creek to the lake, and there was to be no picture nonsense.
So I stuck my phone in my back pocket, and we were off.
I had to be sneaky.
We found a beaver dam.
It took an hour and a half. It was hot and humid. But we made it to the lake.
Just to do it all over again, head back home, and continue with more long weekend shenanigans.
And more sneaky phone shots.
And ice cream.