Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lions And Tigers And Bears...Oh My!

On Saturday, I took the boys to a local park to do some trail hiking...."Hey, stop here...that's the trail dad took us on last year." Super Duper! The "trail" that dad took them on was pretty far from a trail! (I shoulda known!)

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!)


gottaluvboyz said...

LOL about the "trail"...sounds like it ended up being a great time, though!

Mary said...

that plant is a Jack in the Pulpit. Union Dairy is one of my favorite places. I grew up in Rock City and a special treat was a 5 cent cone (one dip) and the parents got the dime cone. And I"m really not that old.

Lori said...

Looks like a fun day. There's nothing better than a good hike with an ice cream treat at the end. What park did you go to?

Michelle said...

Sounds like you all had fun. You are definitely making memories, mom! Good job!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be the winner... but Mary beat me to it. ;) Yes, Jack-in-the-Pulpit. How cool you found that!