Monday, April 03, 2017

A nice family weekend.

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.
 Back home there were chores to do.  Even S & B worked hard to get things done before enjoying an evening fire and hotdogs.

 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!

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