A bunch of reasons: nice, clean, open, level campground, and we have it nearly all to ourselves. Ryan seems to have found some kind of holly and there’s a dogwood in the background still showing its fall colors. The temperatures are good: cool in the evening, warm enough in the day (but not too warm). This evening we have Christmas carols on the stereo and our fireplace going.
Those trails we’ve talked about: we walked them alot today (so much, we had to sit and rest for a while) and still haven’t crossed all the bridges across the tidelands! Ross and Ryan really like the bridges, because they have alternating wood and metal panels underfoot.