Feels like summer is finally here to stay!
We tried a new trail but didn’t stay on it long….we all thought it was boring compared to the others we’ve been on.
We did find a couple interesting things in the short time we were there, so the trip wasn’t a total waste.
Giant mushrooms growing out of a tree…
I believe this is cotton.
After about 30-45mins we jumped back in the car and drove across the street to a familiar spot.
I purposefully waited until after 3pm to head out.
I knew it would start to cool off with the sunset and I wanted to practice taking pictures in different light.
I love this trail entrance. Its filled in more since the last time we were here, but I think it’s pretty no matter what time of year we’ve gone.
We eventually made our way over to the park and ended up hanging out there for about 3hrs.
The kids immediately headed for the wooded area to play in the dirt and water.
It would be so nice to have something like this in our backyard, but we don’t, so we make the 20 min drive every once in a while, and it’s always worth it.
I would like to have land like this when the day comes for me to buy a house. The kids will probably be much older, but I’m sure they would still enjoy exploring the space.
We could have a fire pit and space to host BBQ’s, and friends for outdoor dinner parties.
Think I’ll start a vision board on Pinterest for our future home.
Samuel kept walking back and forth to get water for his big splash.
He would walk over, scoop up some water, which spilled out as he was getting it…spill more on his way back and then pour the tiniest amount into another bucket.
After watching him do this several times, I asked if he wanted help, he told me no – said he was a big boy and could do it.
When I was editing these photos and putting the post together, I thought how funny it is that I make it look like we were the only ones at this park. There were kids everywhere!
More and more families showed up as the day went on, probably getting off work, burning energy after dinner, and this is the perfect spot to do it, but we went home and had a late dinner.
I get a lot of faceless shots of this one. I think they add a little mystery to the story.
Sometimes she’ll catch me staring at her and ask “what” I’ll either smile and say “nothing”, or tell her I’m amazed at the young lady she’s becoming, or I can’t believe how fast she’s growing up.
Pretty sure she’s as tall as me now – crazy!
One day we were talking,and she was telling me that she likes wearing dresses and feeling pretty, but she also likes playing in the dirt and climbing trees.
I told her I was the same at her age and still feel the same way now.
Spending time outside like this was much needed. As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve had so much going on and we’re not about to slow down anytime soon. I almost feel like we’ve had a mini getaway when we leave the trails.
You would think a trail is a trail, but no. There’s more than the waterfalls, fallen trees, and pretty flowers.
This park has a certain feel to it and I think we try to find that when we go on new trails.
I’m planning to visit a new one either tomorrow or one day next week.
It seems similar to this one so I’m hoping we all enjoy it.
Thank you for your comments on my last post.
I do want to keep this space up, but I’ll be making some changes and improvements over the next several months.
I really do love this community and hope you’ll stick around and enjoy what comes next.
Thinking of using the hashtag summer_themahoganyway for all of our summer adventures.
You can check in on us with that tag on Instagram and Facebook