Friday, April 10, 2009

LOOOOONNNNGGGG WALK

David got home early yesterday from work so we thought we'd take Caleb and Allie to the park. We went downtown and the park was insanely crowded. We stayed for a little while and let Caleb run around and then David decided that we should walk along the trails and go to Falls Park and Main Street. So off we went...seriously we just left the house at 4 and were taking Caleb to play at the park for a while...nothing major and then were going to come home for dinner. We started walking..it was a beautiful day in the low 70s with a nice breeze...and we walked and walked and walked. Since we left to simply play at the park I had on flip flops...let me tell you now don't wear flip flops when you're walking(just in case any of you didn't know that). A couple of miles later we ended up at Falls Park and on Main Street...it was 6 by this time so we had to find something to eat since we had Caleb and Allie with us and then we started on the long trek back. At the end...we walked over 4 miles and after pushing the stroller up countless hills and carrying Allie about half the way neither one of us could move last night. What started at 4 as a simple outing to the park ended at 830 with sore bodies,half a consumed pizza,garlic bread and 4 miles under our belts. We had a great time and really enjoyed spending the time with Caleb that we don't get individually very often and both kids had a wonderful time. Although not planned and not entirely prepared it was a great day!

I've been wanting to put Allie in one of these swings for months now but haven't been to a park to try it out. We need to get a new swing for her in our backyard..the one we have from Caleb has seen it's day. She loved it!!!!!! and I loved watching her!



Caleb had fun playing on these...he jumped back and forth and really didn't want to leave to go for a walk. We had to bribe him that we would let him play again on the way back. Of course by the time we got back from our 4 mile trek it was getting dark...he settled for playing on a train along the trail.


I like this one from behind too...wish I could have seen Allie better and the background was alittle blurred but oh well..guess I can't ask for everything.


This is along the trail right as we started out. The scenery was gorgeous and I loved looking at all the trees and flowers. There's a river that runs through the park and this is that river.



These are the falls. A guy last week actually ventured out on them and slid down..he came out with a cracked vertebrate and a $1000 fine. Crazy teenagers!



This is the Liberty Bridge....it is so cool to look at. It's right over the falls and absolutely gorgeous!

11 comments:

Julie said...

Great pics! Look on the bright-side...I bet you worked off the pizza!!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Great pictures! Sounds like a great time!

Sneaky Momma said...

If I had a park like that, I'd go every day. It's beautiful!
Looks like you all had a great time. I'll bet the kiddos slept good last night. :)

Stacy said...

Very pretty pictures! All I wear is flip flops:) The whole time at Disney that is what I wore. But if my feet are hot my whole body is.

OK I have been wanting to go to Reedy River.Is that where Falls Park is? I wanna go after church Sunday and take pictures.

Lori said...

looks like a fun park... and that walk must have been peaceful in that pristine nature

Veronica said...

Great pics! Glad you guys had a fun time!

Shannon said...

We went a couple weeks ago. We went to Monkey Joe's for 1/2 price Wednesday then topped the day off with a walk at the falls. I can't believe how stupid someone would be to walk out on them. They are beautiful and we got some great pictures. That's so cool that you actually walked there. We had to drive 45 minutes. :)

He And Me + 3 said...

That was a long walk. But so worth it for all the fun and family time you had. Plus great pictures. So worth it!

Tanya said...

I could use a good walk, I feel like since I've moved into this house 3 years ago, I have been driving everywhere. Good for you, love the swinging picture, such a happy face!

McCrakensx4 said...

Wow! What a fun afternoon! And you got some great pictures too! I love the one from behind, those are always my fav! And how great for Caleb to be the center of attention for awhile! I bet the 4 of you slept soundly last night!!

Keri said...

Beautiful photos! I just love the scenery.