It was a nice weekend this weekend and nice to finally have two days off in a row. On Saturday I took the two oldest on a hike at The Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe. It was a group of dads, boys, and Fr. Hahn. It was the second in a series of hikes designed to prepare us for a Wilderness Outreach trip to California in August.
We hike a little over 8 miles on a dreary, rainy, Saturday. Overall it was good hike even if it was a little cold.
This baby creeped nearly everyone out but we persevered to the end...
Here's a map of our trek. I think we could have done it faster but it's not always about the speed. Not sure why not, but it's not ;-).
We went to Confession and Mass after the hike on Saturday evening and then settled in for a movie. Most of the family watched a movie, I was beat so I went to bed.
On Sunday, we got up and had pancakes, eggs, and our bacon. Then we headed out to the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve near Newark, OH. It's a nice place but crowded. I think there is a lot more to explore but it's difficult when you have such an age range and skill level.
|D climbing a giant root/trunk.|
|B enjoying the day and a sweet ride.|
|This narrow passage used to hold a train track that carted milled sand away for glass making.|
|S & B cleaning eggs to sell for Amazing Grasses.|
|Fire bugs, yes, D is barefoot as usual.|
|She has a bad cold but didn't want to go inside and miss anything.|
|B trying to get A to open her water bottle.|
|Time for bed, let's do it again soon!|