Sunday, May 29, 2011

Red Top Mountain

So around this time, one year ago we took a little hike
I am proud to say that this year's "first hike of the season" was much more successful!

We went 15 minutes up to Red Top Mountain and hiked their Homestead Trail. Beautiful!! It is a 5.5 mile trail, and 1/3 of it follows along some of Lake Allitoona. 
Bradley rode in the kid backpack again, and he really liked it. Brian complained more than Bradley did this time. 
We hiked for 2.5 miles or so and decided to sit down and have our lunch- we packed sandwiches from Panera, how rugged of us. After a half an hour of Dad saying, "We are almost there Brad, we just need to find a place." We sat our selves down on the ground - which was rugged! After our sandwiches we walked around the bend to find a lovely bench which we could have eaten at. Predictable, oh well.

After lunch, Bradley wanted to keep walking. So we donned a Bradley pace for a while before we couldn't take it any longer and plopped him back in the backpack again. Which he didn't mind.

Don't they look SO cute in their nearly matching shirts!
Portland equally loved the hike, and proved it so by smelling every little thing the entire 5.5 miles. Brian told me I don't write enough about her in our blog and to include how happy she was on our hike.

Everyone had so much fun, it didn't rain, it didn't thunderstorm, we had a map, and we correctly followed the map. I think we will definitely go back and hike this trail because it is so close and so pretty!

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