I've kind of been way behind in my blogging over this summer but, never fear, I'll be doing lots of catch up posts to get us all up to date. Sometime earlier this summer Dan and I thought it would be a lot of fun to go on a family hike. Here in Eugene, Spencer Butte is a very popular hike. Most of our friends with kids have hiked it many times and we decided it was time to get in on all the fun. I won't lie, we didn't enjoy every moment because there were some extremely frustrating times, but when all was said and done, we had an incredible experience.
And we're off...
hiking across the parking lot, probably the most dangerous part of the whole hike
checking out the map... should we go quick and hard or long and easy
|all kinds of running and trail running shoes and I choose my Converse?!|
and we're off... again
and we're resting...
This pic looks so "staged" but they didn't even know I was taking it:
Resting, again... and fighting over the water
Excitement renewed with the introduction of walking sticks that doubled as light sabers
Here comes the mountaineering:
I was pretty impressed with these three and their rock climbing abilities
Finally, we made it to the top
Next time I try to capture Jonny and myself in a self-portrait, I think I should lose the over sized hat.
Can you see him stealing my water bottle?
Leona was a dirt ball from head to toe...