Illustration Friday word for the week is packed
Watercolor & ink
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Because we hike on a regular basis, we’ve tried hard to keep hiking a fun activity for the boys. Super-E at age 7 is a good hiker but sometimes gets bored. I-guy, age 3, will hike with us for about half the hike, but still needs to be carried in daddy’s carrier through tough terrain (or during cranky & tired moments).
I-guy may be too young for his own pack, but Super-E certainly isn’t, especially if his bag is light and packed with interesting things. This illustration serves as a reminder of things we need on our hiking trips. We are always forgetting something. We (mom & dad) still carry the water bottles and snacks, eliminating some of the heavier items from a little pack. And I, of course, have my camera with me. Some more adult items might be a pocket knife and waterproof matches. We never go hiking with the kids for longer than an hour or two, so some of these things might be unnecessary on a very short hike.
The map, compass, binoculars, notebook and pencil all keep a long hike interesting for Super-E. Sometimes a small bird, plant or insect book comes along with us too.