It was finally the day that Jayden has been waiting for weeks, him and his family planed a camping trip to Missouri. Jayden and his dad started packing the truck and camper with food, cloths, fire wood and cooking material. They finally got everything packed and ready to go, so they went inside their house and ate some breakfast. They were ready to start their vacation, at that time Jayden didn’t know that it would be the worst vacation of his life. They left Lincoln Nebraska at around nine o’ clock, and traveled down to Kansas, then they drove through Kansas City. They saw Arrowhead Stadium and passed by Oak Tower and then stopped to eat some at a restaurant named the Stoplight then they got back on the road and drove out of Kansas city. After that they didn’t see much, cornfields here and there and maybe a small town or two. Finally they turned into dusty road that went back forty five minutes into the forest. When they finally got to the ranger station, Jayden’s dad checked in and paid and Jayden and his mom talked about how beautiful the forest was. Jayden’s dad got back into the truck and drove to the campsite. Jayden looked around, there was no other camper here, it was like that movie that him and his friend Luke watched together one night, that everyone on earth disappeared. Jayden could tell that his mom was wondering the same thing that he was, so he asked his dad where all the people were. He said, that the rangers told him, that they were having a slow week. Then his dad parked the truck at the campsite and they all hoped out, Jayden and his dad unpacked some wood and started the fire, Jayden’s mom put up some cloths lines and a hammock. Before it was time to start cooking Jayden explored around the campsite, he saw a couple of hiking trails that lead into the forest. He took some pictures of some flowers and on his way back to the campsite he saw a small lake, he took a quick picture of the lake and then kept walking. That night, while eating his dinner, he showed his mom and dad the pictures of the lake and the flowers, but then the wind picked up. So, Jayden and his family took every thing inside the camper where it wouldn’t get wet or blow away. “Weather gets pretty wild here in Missouri,” said Jayden’s dad. Sitting inside the camper Jayden’s family planned what they would do tomorrow while playing some cards, then they all went to bed. The next morning was sunny and cloudless, Jayden woke up early to make a surprise breakfast for his mom and dad. As Jayden cooked the eggs, pancakes and bacon he took some pictures of some birds he even got a picture of a bald eagle gliding high up in the sky. After they were all done eating the breakfast Jayden prepared, they all went down to the lake that he discovered. Jayden’s mom set up a camp chair and pulled out her favorite book and started reading it. Jayden’s dad set up the fishing poles while Jayden dug for worms. After thirty minutes, Jayden found thirty three worms and his dad had the poles ready to be used. Then Jayden and his dad walked out onto the dock that the rangers had built for fishing, Jayden’s dad dropped his pole into the muddy water first, after about five minutes Jayden’s dad reeled in the first catch of the day, a huge trout! Jayden snapped a couple of pictures and then they threw it back into the water. Lunch time came around and Jayden’s mom went back to the camper to prepare some food for the family. While she was gone preparing food, Jayden reeled in a small catfish, his dad clapped and took some pictures, and then Jayden dropped the fish back into the water. His mom came back with the food that she prepared, they all sat down and ate their lunch on the dock. When they were done eating, they fished for one more hour and watched the sun glitter on the lake. Then they picked every thing up and went back to the camper, and they went for a hike. They choose a trail named Big Bear, it was covered with small yellow and blue flowers, Jayden’s mom stopped every now and then to pick flowers and put them in her hair. Every time his mom stopped, Jayden and his dad would stop to take a picture and get a drink of water. Suddenly, the trail was on the edge of a cliff, Jayden peeked over the cliff. It wasn’t a big cliff, it probably went down twenty five feet, but his mom still didn’t want Jayden to even get close to the cliff. His dad wasn’t very worried about it, he would throw rocks down the cliff and watch them bounce down the side, and take other rocks with them. The trail took a turn, it went back into the forest away from the cliff. They saw a sign that read, GET YOUR CAMREAS READY, “I wonder why it said to get our cameras ready,” said Jayden’s mom. “Maybe the trail got the name Big Bear because there’s a lot of bears on it,” said Jayden. His parents nodded in agreement, “Maybe we need to be more quiet so we don’t scare anything,” said Jayden’s dad. Jayden and his mom nodded in agreement. They walked slowly and carefully, they all looked around trying to see what the sign said. “Well maybe it’s just to make us keep walking,” whispered Jayden. Then the trail went down a small hill, that went down to a open area with no trees, only flowers and tall grass. There was another sign that read, ‘DEER AHEAD.’ They all looked around trying to see a deer, then they heard a noise coming from the grass. Jayden’s dad put his finger over his mouth to indicate to be quiet, then Jayden put his finger on his camera, ready to take a quick picture. Then his dad put his hand up into the air telling them to stop walking, Jayden tried to see through all of the grass, but it was in possible, but then the noise faded. Then about thirty feet up the trail a deer came out of the tall grass, looking right at them with a piece of grass in his mouth. Jayden zoomed in with his camera to get a close up picture of the deer, he took a couple of quick pictures of the deer, then it walked back into the grass. Jayden and his family kept walking, still looking for another deer. They walked out of the tall grass and up a small hill where there was dense forest, Jayden got a picture of his parents under a willow tree, then Jayden’s dad took a picture of him under the willow tree. They walked a little bit more then they saw these huge boulders, “Wow those are huge boulders,” said Jayden’s mom. “Wow, look at that one it looks like a head,” said Jayden. “You see, eyes, nose, mouth and ears,” said Jayden as he walked closer to the rock. “Cool, get closer to it I want a picture of you standing next to it,” said Jayden’s mom. Jayden walked up to the rock leaned up against it and then looked toward the camera whiling making the same face as the boulder. His mom and dad both laughed while his mom took the picture, then they kept walking. “Wow, you see that tree you guys,” said his dad, “Yes,” said Jayden and his mom. “That’s a Honey locust tree,” said Jayden’s dad, Jayden pulled out his camera and took a picture of the tree and then they kept walking. They walked for about ten more minutes and then there was a sign that read, WE HOPE THAT YOU LIKED, BIG BEAR TRAIL. “Wow that was one of the best hiking trails I’ve been on,” said Jayden’s dad as they walked back to the camper.