We are very short attention span travelers.
Basically, when we travel, the boys are looking for
big sticks, big rocks or something to climb on.
EX: Favorite thing on our DC trip:
their sword fight (essentially sticks) on the Mall.
Ex: Favorite thing in NY (other than the huge Toys R US)
was jumping off big rocks in Central Park.
David...he'll be 12 next week!
We parked at the top and walked down...this is just one section of the steps down.
(Yes...the hike was stairs...
which seems like a wimpy hike until you have climbed them all).
I was like - strenuous?
How bad can it be?
It was a bad sign when my calves were twitching
and we had only walked down....
and the car was up.
Max was our videographer.
Um, not sure what he is filming here.
Max will be 7 next week.
Alex (who does not have a birthday next week)
Even though it was the weekend, there were long stretches where were by ourselves on the trail.
There was a butterfly there when I took the picture.
Really. A blue one.
Max: David, don't try and squash the butterfly!
David: I'm not, you dorf. I'm just getting it to fly closer.
Language, gentlemen, we are on a hiking trail, after all.
I believe dorf is from the Latin dorfius.
I kept thinking,
how would Joanna take these pictures?
I'm so seldom in nature...I didn't really have a reference.
I heart nature.
Usually through a window or screen...
but I am working on it.
The snail was the size of a quarter.
You can tell their mom is a scrapbooker.
Proper documentation of everything.
Alex took this one of the inch worm.
He walked on David's hand.
(The worm, not Alex.)
When I asked the kids what their favorite things were from the hike, they said:
Seeing the worm, the snail, the butterfly and climbing on the vine.
I was like, um, how about that waterfall that was next to us the whole time?
"Yeah, that was good too."