After church, a business meeting, lunch, naps, and what-not, we leave the house at 5:00 pm, and I grumble that I distinctly remember her saying she had the day off. I don't particularly like to start hiking this late in the day, but she's young and I'm not but I love her and am thankful that she likes spending time with me.
On the drive south, she comments how pretty the scenery is and says that she's never been this way before. We look at her in shock, because she's lived with us for a year now. Turns out she's driven the road between Duluth and Ashland many times, and the drive between our house and the next town a bazillion times, but other than that she hasn't seen much of Wisconsin.
We all agree she needs to get out more. Sunday made a good start. We visited St. Peter's Dome, about 40 minutes south of Ashland.
Lani discovers peanut butter works
good to hold a spoon on her nose.
But it also leaves peanut butter on her nose
Lani got stuck with the job of
carrying water bottles and snacks
Amy couldn't resist
Nor could he.
Oh, cool! A waterfall.
But wait - You're supposed
to look at it, not climb it.
"Kiah, that's far enough.
You're making your Mama nervous."
Two thirds into the walk, I'm thinking I'm too old to do this. But then
we get to the top and the view makes the long uphill climb worth it.
Girls, please stay away from the edge.
Every time I get up here I think we should come back in the fall. This is sure to be a glorious view when the trees are changing color. But we get busy and forget. Maybe this year!
Fueling up for the long walk down.
A fun day and another good deposit in my children's memory bank.