It's Better Than a Drive

Today I took the kids up to the state park to hike through the woods. It was an incredibly beautiful spring day, and I figured I'd better take advantage of the weather before the snow comes back around.



We hit one of our favorite trails, but this time I decided to take a detour. There's a trail that veers off the main path, and I'm always one for an adventure.



We hiked down to the creek, where the kids played at the bridge. We saw new things growing, and curious tree formations, and intriguing rocks, and watched sticks float down the tiny waterfalls.



We saw some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Pennsylvania, made even more beautiful by the fact that it was a perfect spring day. And we saw it because the batteries died in my camera.



We had a fabulous Sunday afternoon, but in hindsight I should not have hiked for 2 hours when Micah wasn't feeling his best. Carrying him that last half hour has turned my arms to Jell-O. Maybe permanently.

12 comments:

Trannyhead said...

Oh yeah ... I'm sure that was really fun and I'm equally sure that nobody else *ahem BECKY* assisted in the schlepping? ;-)

Viv said...

Yeah...but that last picture is pure gold!!! Who knows the next (if you can ever hold a camera steady again) time you'll be so lucky?

Michelle said...

Spring? What is this "spring" you speak of?

And hey - just think of all the calories you burned carrying him. That's at LEAST one trip to Starbucks, no?

the planet of janet said...

i love love love that last photo. it's precious.

well worth losing all feeling in your arms, no?

Flea said...

That's a fantastic shot of the kids. Let us know when your wobbly arms return to normal. :)

Daisy said...

I do love the last picture. Spring fever is wonderful!

Infrared Goggles said...

Wow, I think the last one could be your Christmas photo! Gorgeous!

Allison Says said...

LOVE these pictures, Karen!

It was worth losing all feeling in your arms, right?

Karen said...

It is so good I was not reading this on the day you posted it. I would have been ticked. But Spring is finally back here in the Rockies, so I can put my envy away. I love the last picture!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Boy that really is beautiful. It's hard to believe it's going to snow again with weather that beautiful and warm. I hope not much at least.

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I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

You have such a great looking family.