Friday, June 1, 2012

hiking with the grandkids

As Tressa and I were driving back from Spokane, we thought a hike w/ family on memorial day, if weather was good would be fun.

   Well, it was fun! Weather was not the greatest. But it quit raining and sun did try to break through during our 1 miles hike on the Hummock trail up at Mt St Helens.
   Because it had been raining I didn't take my camera on the hike! I'm very much regetting that and won't do it again. So, all pic's are post hike.

   Most of the kids but, Isabell and Madison, were carried on shoulders or carried in a child pack at one time or another. They all seemed to enjoy it and though tired, didn't want to get in the cars to head to ColdWater lake to have picnic.

They have tables there. But , once we got there they all seemed to have fun. Eating, chasing a soccer ball around the parking lot, throwing rocks in the water or climbing on a rock wall.

 For Brady this was great. Something he could do, and not get told no. So he did it over and over again.
    The rain was starting back up so we headed out to go to Papa Pete's Pizza and let the kids play some games in the game room. The Morgans had stopped at an over look of a Bridge so we all stopped too.
Nate Looking a pic's on his new phone w. Madison

Then it was on to Pizza. It really was a nice day and the kids, even little ones did pretty well. Riley fell asleep in her pack during the hike. Brady wanted to go to everything he saw, even if the route(down a steep cliff) was dangerous. The trail became more level without any drop offs and we found a pond of water were Brady, and all the boys could throw a few rock. Unfortunately 2 yrs olds aren't too aware of their surrounding and Parker did hit Brady in the back of the head with a rock. But he survived.

   Would really love to take the 3 oldest on a hike. Peyton was so excited to wear his new hiking boots and socks.