My third post of the day! Can you tell that I’m back from vacation but not back to reality? 😉 We’ll get everyone some clean underwear and some food to eat on Monday.
For Mother’s Day this year, Mom suggested going on a hike at Cedar Bluff. We attempted to hike there two summers ago, when it was on our first Summer Fun List. (You should click over and read about that time, just to see how the kids have grown up.) The kids are older now, and the weather was cooler, so Mom thought a hike might just be possible.
We all wore long pants to try to keep ticks at bay.
We saw some pretty flowers.
And evidence of other wildlife.
We eventually got past where we had turned around two years ago. New territory in the woods!
We got to an overlook and had an amazing view! The Des Moines River is in the distance and winds around, just to the right of this picture.
There was an overlook deck with some seating for a rest.
We got rid of some friends and went on our way.
Next, it was time to go down, down, down.
At the bottom was a partially dry creek bed. We wondered if Grandpa Baumer would like any of the rocks?
My favorite people!
After a little strawberry snack break, it was time to go back up, up, up!
And we made it! With only a few complaints about being tired.
A great way to spend Mother’s Day: Spending time with my favorite people while exploring God’s creation!