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?
A place where the trees are so tall that you look up in amazement, and wonder how long they've been growing there.
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.
A place where you find all kinds of interesting fungi growing out of logs and on the forest floor.
A place where you find cute little mushrooms and wonder just who lives there.
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:)
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.
And, then on the way back he's totally fine.
Yes, this is a place where even the tiniest of curiosities is left untouched to grow in its own unusual way.
A place where the green is a beautiful backdrop for all the browns, and oranges, and reds.
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.
This was a beautiful place, and I'm so thankful to have places like this all around us where we live.