Thursday, November 21, 2013



 On Veteran's Day I took the boys to hike Old Rag.  It has been on my bucket list for years and now that the boys are older and can do more 'grown up' things, the time had come.  We stayed at this awesome ranch that my friend lives on.  It is sweet!!  The boys loved it and keep asking "when can we go back?" 



My friends son put out this trap to catch a rabbit but caught this possum instead.  When he went to tell his dad what he caught the dad said they'd shoot it later.  The eyes on my boys head went wide and asked if they could stay to see that!  The answer was no, we'd be hiking but they kept asking along the hike if I thought they killed it yet.  Such boys!

 Off to hike!
  It was a good/tough climb.  Things I heard along the trail:

"Why are we doing this?"
"Why did we even come here?"
"When are the bears coming out?"
"How much further?"
"I can't believe we haven't seen any bears yet?"
"This is great!"
"This is so fun!"
"This is AWESOME!"
"Do you think we will see bears on the way down?"

 The trail had these huge rocks all over.  It was boy heaven.  
They didn't really care so much for the hiking.  
They just loved climbing the rocks.



It was fun trying to squeeze through and pull yourself up and over all the rocks.
  Definitely the boys favorite part.




Christian is trying to get a little inspiration.

Photo Bombed by Diego!

Poor Anthony was done by the end.  The whole hike was about 9miles round trip and he was pooped.  It didn't help that when we got to the bottom of the mountain we still had 2 1/2 miles to go to get to the car.  He cried a good mile.  All I could think was "Please let us see a bear...that would make Anthony so happy!"  He was the one who kept asking "When are the bears coming out?!"

 By the time we got back in the car we were all pooped. 
 It was a great day with great weather. 
 We plan on doing it again!