This is how I know there is a god:
When we arrived at Donner Park on Tuesday, there was the expected set-up of a bear locker for food and open shelving for "kitchen" supplies. We used both.
On Wednesday morning we had a massive need for more ice so we drove in to Truckee and shopped at Safeway. Safeway had a Starbucks (thank you) so I had a morning latté and knew I would live to tell the tale.
On Thursday I noticed a little packet of Via, Starbuck's instant coffee, on the shelving at our site. Strange, I thought, how could I have missed that since the shelves were empty and I was the only one stocking supplies. These days I attribute every anomaly to age and figured it had been there - left by a previous camper - and I'd overlooked it. (How could I not see such treasure?) So I heated hot water and enjoyed a cup of coffee in a comfy camp chair complete with cup holders. Uum, good.
On Friday morning I was frying potatoes and onions to go with the kids' quesadillas and fresh cherries and when I went to retrieve a spatula I noticed another packet of Via. Now how did this happen? It was enough to make my old brain go fuzzy(er), but was the perfect addition to my own breakfast (I don't do hot chocolate) so I was very happy all the way home.
I have no idea where these packets came from, but I gratefully received them both. Before we left Sonoma I was already missing my Keurig and dreading a spate of regular instant coffee, which never actually happened. And I don't know why.