Recently we experienced a rare stretch of sunny weather. A neighbor invited us to take advantage of the sun by going on a hike in the mountains near our home. We loaded up the mini-van and took off get a tan and enjoy the views. Unfortunately, there was a cloud covering the peak all day long.
The clouds were a mixed blessing. The hike was 1.6 km up stair after stair. It would not be fun to hike in the heat. The cloud also gave the environment an other worldly feel that blended with the open steam vents we found along the way.
More remarkably, Ellie didn’t complain the whole way. She had a friend along so she didn’t notice the long and steep trail.