Sunday, April 11, 2010
Our first outing of the season!!
Remember I said as one of my goals I wanted to go hiking? Well, I am happy to say we did and we had a great time! It was a beautiful day today and we woke up late for church. Matt worked all day yesterday so we wanted to do something fun as a family on this beautiful day. So, we just made plans to pick out a place to go hiking. We chose Harrison Bay State Park.
It had a play ground (and Maddox really was enjoying the swing, despite the look on his face!), tons and tons of picnic areas, hiking trails, camping, etc...and beautiful views of the water.
We had a picnic first at a table by the water, hit up the playground, and then headed to a trail. We went there to hike the half mile trail but someone told us the 4 mile trail was the best. We decided to hike that one and just turn back when we wanted to (since four miles is not such a good thing with small children). I wrapped Maddox up (see first picture), slapped some sunscreen on the boys, and we headed down the trail.
Braxton was our guide most of the way, giving him the duty of leading us to the best path around the muddy spots. But, he really had fun once we found a little path with an opening to the water. He was ready to get his rock skippin' on!
We let him play for a while, took some pictures, and then headed back towards the car. Glad we found that little spot. We will be back and will probably take our picnic straight there next time! So peaceful! What a great day :)