Caitlin and I went car camping at Pedernales SP for a little mother/daughter get away. It was fun and very slumber party like. We watched movies, munched on junk food, and read scary books. We walked around in the dark for a little while and watched the sky.
The only down side to the trip was Caitlin's refusal to hike on Sunday but we were pressed for time anyway. I'm going back packing this weekend but haven't decided where yet. My sister thinks I should pack heat if I am going solo because of the female hiker that got murdered in GA. I'm on the fence about it though...I don't feel a pressing need to pack a weapon on me.
Being attacked while hiking is very rare and I've gotten good solo advice on some of the message boards I frequent from female back packers who solo all the time. Anyway, Lynn this is mainly for you so you can stop worrying about me going camping by myself. You know I'm the kind of female that would fight a nasty battle if I was forced into a life or death situation. But I know I'm not invincible, so might consider carrying bear spray. If it can ward off a grizzly, I'm sure it could ward off a two legged predator. I have a pretty good weapon already though when it comes down to it, my mind.