Friday, July 2, 2010

A Change of Clothes

Maybe one day I'll wise up and throw some towels and extra clothes in the car. Because when we are out exploring we inevitably come across a body of water--a puddle, a lake, a river. And when we do, the children inevitably ask, "Can we just dip our feet in?" and then, "Can we just get in this deep? We'll roll up our pants." Then before you know it, they're in as in IN all the way.
Yesterday we headed out with a friend and her son to Anna Ruby Falls and Unicoi State Park, an area I have not visited in years and one which is new to the kids. We enjoyed the short though surprisingly steep hike to the falls, especially since the weather was overcast and uncharacteristically cool.

The warm-up came in the afternoon, however, just in time for our discovery of the beach. The kids had a great time swimming in their clothes,

building sand castles,

and then drying off.


Mr. Stupid said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Nice pictures. I love building sand castles. I would spend hours on them.

Arby said...

There's nothing like air drying in the cool breeze of an automobile air conditioner after playing in the afternoon sun!

CrossView said...

There's something so satisfying about swimming when you didn't plan to! Your kids will remember this! Of course, I'd also have mine vacuum out the car! LOL!

Great shots!

@nnie said...

Anna Ruby Falls and Unicoi State Park looks fabulous! And you are a very laid back mom to allow your kids to do that! I agree! They will always remember this one.

Joel & Elin Bubna said...

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Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Beautiful photos! You're a good momma to let them get in the water anyway without a change of clothes. ;) And I have my own theory on why we don't pack changes of clothes in the car "just in case"...we did that already in diaper bags and are resisting going back. LOL