Friday, August 6, 2010

there's a surprise around every corner

or mountain. a few weeks ago we decided to go hike south mountain. little did we know how steep the terrain would be. little did we know ALLISON was going to be the hiking leader all the way to the top. now, let me paint a picture for you. THIS is my child who always wants to be carried. whether it be two feet to the bathroom, ten feet to the sofa or two miles on a walk. was THIS my same child telling us how to climb to over 2000 ft elevation?

davis was more careful on the way up. telling us which rocks and stairs were "tricky" and that "we need to be careful." but, on the way down it was trail-running all the way. well, once we got past those tricky parts and stairs again.

quite the hikers they are. and yes, zach and i learned our lesson. when the kids insist on wearing their insulated hiking boots on a 90 degree summer day for what we originally thought would be a leisurely 2 mile loop in the mountain canopy....go with it and put our boots on too. they were more well-prepared in their boots than our slick, rubbery soled tennis shoes.

view from the top

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