We packed a lunch and set off on a trail I’ve never hiked before! I love exploring new trails, and this one was great! We hiked in along a stream for 2 1/2 miles, ate, played in the water, and then hiked back out. The kids did well – all fun and no complaining – equals a successful outing! Yeah!
So Daniel discovered a new way to cool off while we were playing at the river up Diamond Fork. I’ll let him show you how it’s done.
First, fill your hat with water.
Carefully lift it up, spilling as little as possible,
Then . . . . . . . take a great big drink?
“Gross Daniel, we don’t drink river water!”
There! That’s a much better idea!
We hiked along the river until we found a perfect spot to play and throw rocks.
These are the feet that played in the water. And NO, those are not my hairy legs!
Even Hannah got to dip her feet in.
So that wraps up the trip to California. Sunday (Day 4) we went to church, had a little birthday party (for me!) and hit the road. There is a reason there are no pictures of the drive back home.
We spent a Saturday afternoon exploring a canyon close to our home called Diamond Fork.
Hannah, enjoying the ride.
Clark and Ben walking in stride.
Daniel and I went for a mini hike with Yukon the other day. It is so fun to see all the little signs of spring everywhere. I carried Dan part of the way, and then he walked while I took pictures. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the special Mommy/Daniel time together.
This provoked much excitement and speculation about the mountain lion that killed and ate the deer. Notes were taken on exactly what parts were eaten and which were rejected.
Then the obvious question of even greater significance and concern. “WHERE is that mountain lion right now?” Ben started peering anxiously around every bush. I quickly assured him he had nothing to worry about, “Yukon will protect us” (I think….maybe?) But it made Ben feel better.