Mar 4, 2013

first sun = first hike

We usually try to have some fun plans for our Saturdays because, quite frankly, if we don't plan ahead we tend to spend the entire day watching DVDs and playing video games. Sometimes that is just the ticket, but usually is just leaves us feeling a little empty. Last Saturday we made a plan to have a leisurely morning, and then go see Rise of the Guardians at the dollar theater which Lara has been asking us to go see because she has a crush on Jack Frost (oh I remember the days I got crushes on animated characters! Prince Eric, anyone?).
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After the movie we would maybe grab some lunch, in case we weren't maxed out on popcorn, and attend the Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration at the library. But when we exited the theater we were nearly blinded by the brightest sun we've seen all year, and some very agreeable temperatures, so we made a spontaneous family decision to go check out the Waterfall Trail and try and hike it as far as the snow and Elliot's little legs permitted. That turned out to be a good hour, during which we all removed jackets, got soaking wet feet, threw about a million snow balls, and enjoyed beautiful views. Because the Waterfall Trail is quite broad and only slopes slightly for the first two thirds or so, it was very doable despite still being completely covered in snow. That said, be careful on the descent because slipping and sliding is nearly inevitable, as Sander found out first hand. Nothing cures a sore and wet bum like some Farr's Fresh ice cream though!
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