While a lot of friends of mine spent their summer vacation on the seaside, my father decided that hiking in the Swiss mountains was the best thing to do with his family.
My brother and me tried to have fun with our father’s hobby. But we were very often “like a cat and a mouse” as my mother used to say.
Being a mother myself, it isn’t surprising to me.
Hanging around with children of the same age is much more interesting than carrying a backpack for a week with always the same menu, dry bread, jerky, dry apples, dry apricots and water.
And the highlight of the week was a liter of apple juice divided by four at the restaurant.
I think our dog did enjoy this much more than me.