I am heading out to a dude ranch with my Brownie troop and four other moms in an hour or so. Should be interesting -- and fun, I hope. Horseback riding, indoor swimming, hiking, shuffleboard, all on the shores of beautiful Lake George. And the weather today is absolutely perfect.
Of course, I'm not a complete optimist, so I'm also packing ear plugs, my iPod Nano and an eye mask. I'm not kidding. I've been camping with these girls before and I know their quirks -- the one who talks or cries all night, the one who never turns off the light, the one who has to go to the bathroom at 2 a.m. in the middle of the woods where the outhouses are out of order (don't even ask me how that's possible). So I am prepared, although this location should be like a luxury resort compared to our last outing.
Olivia is so excited for this mom-daughter weekend away. She's been looking forward to it since we first mentioned the possibility back in September. I'll let you now how it goes when we return late tomorrow.