Parents have a way of snapping pictures when their kids are not enthusiastic photo subjects. Those pictures have a way of working themselves to the bottom of the desk drawer or shoebox -- but eventually they surface.
Such was the case today while, nearly snowbound, I tossed and rearranged years of accumulated stuff. Some old photos emerged.
If I recall correctly, the photo below was taken during the summer of 2001, when four Coopers camped at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. Not only was the weather hot and humid, the site was not the younger Coopers' favorite destination.
A parent-initiated hike did not help at least one camper's disposition.
Here are our subjects in a happier (and cooler) moment, most likely just a few months later.