My wife doesn't hike. Just doesn't. Now and then I can get her on a car camping trip, but she doesn't hike.

So today's my birthday. I wake up, they sing, then hand me the cards. One of them is a letter...inviting me on a family campout at "Hammocks Beach State Park" on Bear Island! Which includes...drum roll...a water taxi ride to the island, then about a mile backpack to the site!

She hasn't said she'll sleep in a hammock yet, but at least she'll be hiking in to a "hammock" campsite! Baby steps...I'll get her there some day!

(And Sgt Rock is my inspiration...took him until retirement to get Dixiecritter hammocking with him!)