Starting out ...
A frog in the little pond. You can barely see the pond for the leaves!
Skyeler thinks she can find the frog with a stick. Granny is worried that she'll fall into the pond which is mostly mud. Tori lends a helping hand, though it looks like she's trying to pull Skye away :)
Aly wants to get on the fallen tree that she and Daddy climbed at Thanksgiving. Elizabeth is trying to get up. What a good friend Skyeler is...standing there...observing...finally Granny tells her to lend Elizabeth a helping hand. I'm surprised they both didn't fall off the bank.
Success! Another fallen tree to sit on.
It's a little more difficult getting down. Granny was there to catch, though Tori was afraid she'd knock Granny over. Lizzy looks like she's hanging on for dear life, but she's just trying to figure out the best way to come down.
Aly was excited to show Tori and Elizabeth all of the things they usually do on the trail. That meant a stop at the grapevine. This is not the best one they've had. It's too close to the tree. But they all gave it a try. Elizabeth first.
We got ahead of the girls at one point. They were talking on the rock. I wasn't leaving them up there alone, however, you know ... bobcats, bears, and panthers :)
There is sandstone all over the hill. Tori and Elizabeth were breaking pieces off by hitting it against a tree.
Homeschoolers! Who knew sandstone was so fascinating? They all carried pieces down to the house and I could hear them "filing" away as we came down the hill.
We had to pause a moment while Granny extracted Tori's hair from a tree branch. I could have helped, but it was a GREAT photo op :)
The walk is over and here we are back at the house. What are they doing out there? Filing their sandstone! And waving to random people as they drive by the house (a Kentucky thing...everyone waves). Oh, and seeing if they can intimidate the neighborhood boys :) It worked. Dustin rode by on his bike and was too scared to say hi LOL!
So not quite as adventurous as the morning. But I'm MORE than ok with that. One heart stopping moment was quite enough for me!