Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fourth of July - Observed

Brian has been working pretty hard during the week. So when the weekend comes he is in the mood to play hard. Which also means he gets crazy whims and since I'm an indulgent person I'm up for them.
On saturday we devoted our free time to an Eagle Project. Sunday was the 4th and we visited some friends for dinner and fireworks. And so Monday was when we finally had time to play as a family. We loaded our fishing gear, packed the camp stove, stopped off to pick up some bratwurst (thank you Heidi for the inspiring idea), and hit the road.
An hour or more later we came to the cool fishing spot we had been searching for only to read rule number 3 - NO DOGS- on the giant list of rules posted in front of the lake. Then I noticed rule 2 - NO WADING. What kind of lake is that???

So we flipped around and drove another half hour to our favorite camping spot- Cloudland Canyon.
We grabbed a sweet spot under the trees, spread out the blanket, and cooked up some lunch.

There was much lounging.

And playing.
And crawling.
And then there was the hiking...

Don't worry. Nothing too bad this time. Down the canyon to see the tiny waterfalls. And then back up up up a couple hundred stairs. (I heard some kids behind us counting as they walked down and they were at 600 something partway down.)

1 comment:

Heidi and Deric Ence said...

Oh my! Your blog picture of Brad is SO cute. He looks so grown up. I can't wait to see him!

Your afternoon looks like it was so fun!