we joined the national wildlife federation’s
great american backyard campout.
ishaq set up the tent granddaddy ishaq bought for
the girls helped ishaq a bit
and rode bikes…
and a horse.
i took it easy on myself.
we did a leftovers-dinner inside, as usual,
then shortly after dusk and maghrib prayer…
we headed outside
with quilts, pillows, books, colored pencils, paper,
and a couple of push on/push off lights
that you see in late night commercials.
we read books until the lights went out
— i guess they weren’t meant for extended use —
then saw a beautiful crescent moon above our house.
they went to sleep before 11pm…
and woke up with the birds.
whew! the ground was hard.
i think i slept on an incline, too.
but, we made it through the night,
short as it was.