Other than that, our hike was lovely. Albert and Jake enjoyed exploring the trail...that is until Albert ran through a patch of stickers and got completely covered in them. The photo is out of focus (thank-you, my beloved lens...), but you get the idea. Thankfully, the stickers disintegrate with a little brushing. So after about 20 minutes of combing them out one by one, he was good as new.
I guess I'll be shopping for a new lens soon. Sadly a good lens will cost much more than the camera itself. Ah, just one of life's little challenges.