Tuesday, June 14, 2011

some good hiking!

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I could really get used to a forest!
That mountain air... the sounds of the streams racing down...
the pounding in your heart as your body explores something HUGE!
I always feel how incredibly small I am in this beautiful Earth when I'm in a forest... the size of the trees... looks as if they go up to the sky... the pure peaceful quiet... of just nature... if you creep in deeper and deeper you can almost hear nothing.
then the SNAP of a branch that always sends my heart leaping!

I am so happy to hike with my family... to show our girls a forest... and to let them feel just how small they are... to teach them to tread lightly... to explore... it's fantastic!

Having our friends show us some beautiful trails and to let our children play in a forest was something else!
Our kids stopped at nearly every rock to turn it over looking for worms... looking up to see the tree tops... looking down to watch their steps... to run up and down the deep deep trails... that thud thud as your feet pound on the soft mossy Earth, it just really
lets you appreciate this beautiful place we live in...

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Pappa Bear even found a CRAWFISH!

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slippery huge rocks to slide down... a forest playground!

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my pal and I having a go down the slippery rocks! so fun!

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the "Keen" kid club!
wish I had a pair!

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love this guy! always makes me laugh!

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what a time we had...
I love vacationing with friends... brings us closer!
making memories that we will laugh about when we're old and grey!
xoxo

3 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful photo's! It looks like you all had a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What an incredible vacation you guys had! Just beautiful!!

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