Summer actually started out pretty great.
My best friend was visiting from out of state. She wanted to go to southern Utah to see Zion National Park. My husband and son went with us. This was probably going to be the closest thing that we were going to have to a summer vacation.
But, my son has never been a very cooperative traveler. And, it was just about one week after he had commenced from rehab. We were still unsure of how the summer was going to go with him and now we were going on a 4 day trip. I was a little nervous about how he was going to act on the trip.
My older son had an idea. He thought that we should try giving him a camera so that he could take his own pictures of the scenery. We spent about as much as we thought we could afford at the time and bought him a Fuji Fine Pix camera. We gave it to him when we arrived at the Bumbleberry Inn in Springdale, Utah just outside Zion National Park. He actually seemed excited about it. I was so glad.
Then, we began touring the park. This is when the real miracle happened. He absolutely loved hiking and taking pictures. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.