The Perseids meteor shower peak has become a Mama holiday as far as the kids are concerned (which is fine with me, as I could skip the Christmas thing entirely) and we headed out into the woods for the best viewing. While we were there, we continued another long-standing tradition ~ the Lang Olympics. Contests such as rock throwing, river crossing, jewelry creation (with stuff you find in the woods), and so on were held with much fanfare and torch-lighting (plus some Olympic theme singing).
We had some of the best camping ever (Brock’s camp pancakes are simply marvelous) with all the classics: microbears, s’mores, shooting stars, cylume stick catch. We made it to the highest road in Washington (Slate Peak, 7488 ft, 19 miles out of Mazama) and were seriously wowed by the 360 views. I’ve never seen anything like it without having to climb quite a bit (almost seemed like cheating!).