Sunday, November 6, 2016

Outdoor time: A hike with the family

I sure love this family of mine. I love it even more when we are all doing something together, and when it's outdoors that's like the cherry on top.

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We decided to go hiking a few weeks ago. But, not just a walk, and not somewhere we usually go. We picked something really out in the woods, over an hour away. A place where there are hollowed out logs, and you wonder how could it be?

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A place where the trees are so tall that you look up in amazement, and wonder how long they've been growing there.

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A place where everyone was just slightly grumpy upon arrival, but they can't help to enjoy it once they step out of the car and behold the beauty around them.

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A place where you find all kinds of interesting fungi growing out of logs and on the forest floor.

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A place where you find cute little mushrooms and wonder just who lives there.

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A place where the edges of the trail are very steep, and make certain family members who are afraid of heights feel just a little bit woozy. But, only a little, and soon they are over it, and just enjoying the view, and trying not to look down too much:)

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A place where there are very narrow bridges that are also pretty high up, so certain boys run across very fast and don't look down.

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And, then on the way back he's totally fine.

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Yes, this is a place where even the tiniest of curiosities is left untouched to grow in its own unusual way.

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A place where the green is a beautiful backdrop for all the browns, and oranges, and reds.

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Yes, a place where Dad just might have to go back to get that awesome picture that he just had to have but forgot to take on the way back.

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 This was a beautiful place, and I'm so thankful to have places like this all around us where we live.
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2 comments:

  1. So, is this a secret location? Looks beautiful!

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    1. Lol, no not secret, didn't mean for it to come out that way. Um, just don't remember the name of the place. It's way out past Estacada. I will have to find out the name of the area from hubby.

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