Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday afternoon hike

Hiking through the local forest with the grandkids, down to the waterfalls. It is a beautiful fall day, one of the coolest days we have had this fall, in the 60s, but the kids want to play in the water. Sure, why not? It's just water. VERY cold water. Climbed on the rocks (whoa! that one is slippery!) Floated boats (sticks) down the stream. Looked for arrowheads. Found a salamander. Gathered firewood and Granpa Buddy built a campfire for us. Roasted marshmallows - mmm. Racheal reminded us to make sure the campfire is 'dead out,' as she just read about Smokey the Bear and the great forest fire. Hiked back up the hill, the kids went left toward their house, we went right up to ours. Later, we talked about how we never did stuff like that with our grandparents, hiking, camping, etc. We know we are lucky to have this time with them and still be young enough and able to enjoy it. Now the next generation may be another story...

If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you the day just like today

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