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Take a Hike

Last Saturday, we hiked to the Y on the mountain not too far from where we live. It was the first hike to the Y for the girls, and an adventure for all of us.

We stopped several times on the way up to let the girls rest their little legs. The hike is just over 1 mile each way. About halfway up, I told Bean she was doing such a great job. She looked at me and replied, "I never want to do this again."

Both girls enjoyed sitting on the Y and eating snacks though. And they agreed on the way home that it was a lot more fun hiking down than hiking up. They have even both agreed to hike it again in the dark; the idea of getting to use flashlights is exciting enought that the Bean is willing to give it a try.

I saw several runners going up and coming down, some over and over again. As we all recently learned, I am not a trail runner. But it looked sort of fun and like a definite challenge. I might have to give it a try one of these days and just hope I don't end up rolling instead of running down.

PS - Just a little reminder to vote for me to be one of the Top 25 Outdoorsy Mom Bloggers. You can vote once a day. Only six more days to vote!



  1. Okay I just laughed so hard at your daughters answer " I never want to do this again" That is so brutally honest but so funny!!!! You're a great mommy!

  2. Haha love the pure honesty of children. You will never wonder what are they really thinking. Beautiful picture of the three of you holding hands.

  3. My boys used to be exactly the same. Walk more than 100m and someone would start whining. The oldest was the worst and used to make every excuse under the sun not to exercise. Now he's an exercise physiologist who is an avid fitness fanatic. So they do grow out of it if you persist.

  4. That is an awesome adventure to experience together. What is the Y for? I think you might still become a trail runner...:)

  5. Looks like so much fun! What is the Y for?

  6. How cute! "I never want to do this again" Looks like fun! Voted!

  7. That looks like a lot of fun. I am glad your girls had fun!

    I voted!

  8. haha. i think i said the same thing after the first time i hiked the Y :)

  9. That's why i trail run without kids!! But i betcha they will never forget it. lol.

  10. Once you start running trails, you'll be sold. Just remember to take it slow and carry more water than you usually would.

  11. i love that you take your girls hiking. you are a pretty kick ass mom :) looks like a beautiful day!

  12. My boys used to be exactly the same. Walk more than 100m and someone would start whining. The oldest was the worst and used to make every excuse under the sun not to exercise. Now he's an exercise physiologist who is an avid fitness fanatic. So they do grow out of it if you persist. pink sparkly dress little girl , mustard yellow dress little girl , red leggings kids , olive green little girl dresses , red t shirt for baby boy , boys red t shirt , kids red t shirt , kids red shirt , red tshirt kids , red and white striped shirt kids , red t shirt boys


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