It took less than a total of 24 hours after my friend Celeste and I sent our big kids back to school for us to pick up right where we left off,
on some beautiful winding mountain side. Summer may be over for the kids, but the sun has plans to blaze through the rest of her days. Staying in the shaded canyon is as nice as waterfall mist.
Orion and Thomas have had some major withdrawals this summer with everyone's busy schedules but here they are back in sync.
Hiking away to the beat of Thomas's tambourine. Chewing on rose-hips and smelling the ever so fragrant squaw brush.........mmmmmmmmmmm
I may have had waterfall mist on my mind for I knew our trail was taking us straight to it.
Got here right in time to see the sun pop up over Battle Creek Falls.
Which means that refreshing waterfall spray will stay just that while we play in the sun.
These boys are always ready to play, climb, pick, throw, and came home covered head to toe in dirt. Which is proof alone of their good times.
On the way back down we ran into a man who thought I was between the ages of 16-18. He was pretty floored when I told him 29! I made sure to tell him thank you for the early birthday gift being that I will be 30 in less than two months. I wanted to take a picture of myself to see what the man saw...... I don't see it. I have come to the conclusion that being in the photo with Orion MUST age me :)
All of a sudden the kids being back in school doesn't seem so bad. What a easy breezy life I lead.
Thank you to the best hiking buddies - Celeste and Thomas. See ya tomorrow?