|We made it to Fragrance Lake! Pretty amazing photo taken on my iPhone!|
|This was probably the only stretch of the hike that was not uphill and muddy.|
We did our morning work, and were struggling through trying to keep people on task. When I decided to take advantage of the beauty where we live!
I called my friend Christine at 1:30 and asked if she wanted to go for a hike. She didn't even hesitate when she answered, "YES!"
Another thing to love about homeschoolers, they can take a break whenever they need to.
Taylor, Ian, Mark Aaron, Aaron, Erik, Sarah, Storm, Ruby, ChristineWe met at 2:30 and headed to the trail head. I told my kiddos to grab their coat, water bottles, and a granola bar. I am not much on detail. Didn't think about all the snow around here, or that it might be cold in the woods, or that we might need extra clothes, or even that it was almost 3 in March and it might get dark soon.
|Christine, Me, Libby in the Ergo|
We parked, paid the stupid $10 use fee, and started up the trail. The bigger kids left Christine, Ruby, Libby, and I in the dust! I only looked at the hike enough to know it was 2.25 miles to the lake. I completely forgot about the 2.25 miles back! Liberty made it all the way up to the lake without a problem. Well, she had a minor mishap of falling and breaking open the scab on her nose, again. Fortunately there was only a little bit of blood. There was a lot of mud!
|Erik said he would have rather stayed home and finished his homework. Who is this guy?|
|My new favorite photo of Aaron, He has a genuine smile!|
|Mark Aaron, and Aaron. I felt like I was taking a picture of their dads when they were young.|
|Liberty and Ruby. |
It cracks me up that they currently wear the same size clothes.
Upon arriving at the BRV we were treated to a beautiful sunset over the bay. Whew! we made it just before dark. I barely made it in time to get the boys to scouts (which is important since I have the key to the building).
We will definitely be looking to discover more hiking trails in our area! We all needed the fresh air and change of scenery.