the 19th was tim's birthday and after church, tim suggested that we drive (an hour) to Bridal Falls for a "hike". it's really not a hike but more of a short walk to a big waterfall but this is the extent of our family hiking at this point! so far, we've only had somewhat negative hiking experiences with B - he's a big complainer when he has to walk anywhere so even just walking home from the park brings moaning and groaning. when tim made this suggestion, i thought, "it's rainy. that's an hour drive with crazy avery who hates the car. then we'll get there and B will moan and complain the whole walk. let's not go." BUT it was tim's birthday so my reply was, "sure. let's do it."
when we told B what we were going to do after A's nap, we got him all pumped to pack up his backpack for the hike. he seemed excited. while avery was a little grumpy on the drive as per usual, we got to Bridal Falls without many tears. we tried putting her in our baby-carrying-backpack and she was having no part of that so we took her out, left the backpack in the truck, and set out on our "hike".
|checking out the river|
|unpacking his backpack|
|that white light at the top is Bridal Falls - the camera couldn't adjust to both levels of light|
|see backpack contents: spiderman and an apple|
|A got her hands on the apple and B never got it back|
|that's Tim and B at the top by the falls in the "no climbing zone" that EVERYONE climbs - |
A and i stayed in the safe zone....