On Sundays we love to play games as a family OR hike. A couple of weeks ago we decided to do a last minute hike after church. I was kind of freaking out thinking that wherever we were going we would be hiking down in the dark, since we were leaving our house for the hike at 5:30.
I was wrong. Summer sunlight is very generous. Instead we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and absolutely no one else on the trail. We headed up the mountain with bubblegum and giggles, then we came down the mountain with memories and family bonding time!
I know that I just posted this picture for Father’s Day because it is a good father picture. Yet, this was the hike the picture was taken on. At the very top part, we aren’t going further part, of the hike. The trail is called Seven Bridges. The kids counted them as we crossed, but for some reason we ended up counting NINE bridges. I think we may have strayed off course and hopped the creek a couple of times, which could have resulted in double counting.
Flat rock piles were made by the bridges. As they hiked they would gather their perfect rocks to stack together. I told Stephen that maybe we should have just stayed home and played Jenga.
I was always further ahead than the boys. I was CONSTANTLY waiting on them. :)
Jerrica was constantly reminding the last person that “bears eat the last hiker in line”
My big girls would ooh and aah at the rocks, the sunset, the trees, the colors, the wildflowers … Loved having them with me to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
Nathan however was focused on his ever trusty companion, the soccer ball.
From the beginning of the hike … to the very end…
Really such a beautiful evening! I’m not going to hesitate to do a late night one again. LOVED it!