Backpacking Dreams

So it’s 4:30 am as I’m typing this….I just woke up from a weird/ funny dream.

In the dream JoJo and I were backpacking somewhere and it started to rain like crazy.  I pulled out an umbrella (?? I don’t have a backpacking umbrella- I know some people do, but I do not) and try to hold it up over me as I hike along.  I couldn’t hold the umbrella over me and use my trekking poles at the same time so I decided to set up camp and wait out the rain.

I set up my tent, sleeping bag and pad – all normal, next I hang a giant tarp over my tent – I don’t bring a tarp when backpacking either, but I was happy to have it as I had a place to go outside of my tent and still be out of the rain.  I then think it’s time to hang my bear bag and I better go through my backpack and get all the things with a scent out so I can hang them up as well.  As I’m going through my pack, it turns into the LL BEAN backpack that I had in high school – I start pulling out empty granola bar wrappers from the pouch in the front and when I get to the main pouches…..I start pulling out— stuffed animals????  I’m talking TONS of stuffed animals!! So I start making a pile and thinking who can I call to come pick these up for me — you know leave no trace and all (I’m very eco- conscious….even in my dreams haha!)  As I’m looking at this mound of stuffed animals I start getting annoyed with myself for the unnecessary weight I had been carrying around in my pack.  The ONLY other thing in my bag was my new kindle – LOL.

I woke up feeling amused- it is so funny what your brain comes up with sometimes while you are sleeping.  I tell ya, I could start a blog on all the weird dreams I have too- LOL!  This is really not even that strange compared to most of them.  One of my favorite dreams is one where I was in Australia holding a koala and I woke up petting Willow’s tail.  And NO, I do not sleep with stuffed animals – I have Jo, Willow and on very rare occasions Gizmo.

Anyway I just let Jo out and was snowing like CRAZY!!  It didn’t last very long, but it was fun to watch and Jo always loves to run around in the snow.  πŸ™‚  So I figured I may as well blog as it’s too late to go back to sleep and too early to get up.

Have a good day everyone and happy trails – even if it’s only in your dreams!  πŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “Backpacking Dreams

    • Have it on my must read list!! πŸ™‚ thanks for the recommendation! I just finished Turn Right at Machu Picchu which I found excellent – as I am planning on hiking the inca trail next year! If u have any other good book suggestions let me know- I love to read! πŸ™‚


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