I love this picture...they look so timid...actually they're holding water bottles and I'm refraining them from running wild!
Corey kept whispering "Lions and tigers and bears..Oh My!" When the trail got a bit lost, Jamie said "Are we mice or men?!?" Well, I'm a mom and I say let's turn back ;) We finally found a real trail, one with mostly grass paths! So, we headed out and promptly got lost...well, not really lost...just hiked for an hour and a half to find our way back to some place where we could get back to the car!
The boys were awesome at finding mushrooms, strange plants and birds! What good eyes they have (I really should get some sort of field guide so that they can look this stuff up!)
I totally forget the name of this plant...anyone?
We ended our little adventure by stopping out at Farm and Fleet to buy life jackets that fit (geez could they stop growing soooo fast!?!) and then on to a little treat!
Union Dairy is one of my most favorite local places. They're a cute old fashioned ice cream parlor with aWeSoMe ice cream! My fav is After Dinner Mint....soooo GOOD! Jamie tried one of their new flavors, Firecracker (strawberry ice cream with pop rocks...yeah, pop rocks!) Corey and Riley always get the Superman flavor!
In between the library and Union Dairy is a little park memorializing the Lincoln Douglas Debate...it has lots of info and historical stuff that Jamie loved just as much as the ice cream :)
Riley, on the other hand, pretty much just loved his ice cream (nice mustache baby!)
(oh, and see that giant red bump on his chin...yeah...totally my fault...mom of the year forgot bug spray as we were trekking through the wilderness!)