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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Take a hike

One of my son's and mine favorite activities is hiking on the many trails of the metro park system. Lace up your sneakers and join us for a little 1.6 mile hike we just took. First we start off in a heavily wooded area, lots of cooling shade and the sound of birds chirping and little critters scurrying about.
Cross over the bridge covering one of the many little creeks
Stop and take a break by the pond



Head off into the fields of cattails





Don't step on the dragonfly!



Listen to the bullfrogs croak near the marsh





Finish up back in the woods, say goodbye to the little birds til next time.












4 comments:

Lori said...

i saw a peek of the park near you from the freeway on my way to W VA on monday...it really looked so pretty...thanks for the post, that was the most pain~free hike i have ever been on...i'm not winded or anything...LOL...

Laura said...

So peaceful and calm.....nice that you and your son can share quiet moments together in such a lovely spot!

deerhodes105 said...

Thank you for that! I needed it! What a beautiful place to be near...

lindaharre said...

Sounds like fun......wish I could join you:)