It's a very gloomy Monday. Two inches of snow accumulated on the ground throughout the morning hours, and it continues to fall. You would never know that just 3 days ago, the mercury was flirting with the 72 degree mark.
The day was just too beautiful. We took a break from school and from co-op and spent the day with friends at the park.
We enjoyed the beauty of the waterfalls.
all the way to the top where a tower with few railings stood, inviting the children to climb...and giving the mamas a few heart attacks in the process.
And along the way we climbed lots of rocks
and some trees,
one of which was covered by the initials of other hikers-by.
Oh, and we saw enough bear poop to cause those of us with middle-aged legs much angst over trying to keep up with the energetic, youthful legs that insisted on carrying the children seemingly miles ahead on the path.
But the boys assured us in true Lord of the Flies fashion that, with their walking sticks, they could easily take on any bear...even a famished one just waking up from a long winter's nap.
It was a long hike--about 2 hours--and at the end, the children were delighted to become spectators on the sidelines of another visitor's remote-controlled car fun.
A lovely sunny day, a good long hike, a fun time with friends...it was definitely a spring tease, but we'll certainly take what we can get!