Friday, July 16, 2010

Top 10 reasons to go take a hike

On the way home from the closest metropolis there's a sign that's always intrigued me.  

I've wanted to stop and see what treasure awaited at Stillhouse Hollow.  Unfortunately going and coming time constraints always prohibited checking it out, until yesterday.  We've had a pair of sweet girls as guests this week and I decided to load up the six (6!!) children and go take a hike. I also took some notes for you to find a natural area and go see what awaits in your neck of the woods! 

#1 There are surprises on the way there.  Like this marshmallow farm butterbain spotted!

 #2 Since it's an adventure, say YES to the extra long cheese coney's, then watch in horror & amazement as your 10 year old consumes his in 4 bites!

#3 - Trail signs make good reading practice...

#4 The shade in the woods helps dial down constant high summer temps!

#6 There are gorgeous backgrounds for photo ops!

#7 There's lots to do if you venture off the trail (which I would never sanction!!)...including natural monkey bars! 

#8 Tons of treasure is waiting to be found - ours happened to come in the variety of freshwater snails and baby geodes!

#9 You don't get to see God-made steps in your normal, everyday asphalt life. 

#10 At the end of 

the trail

 you might just sanction unexpected and delightful clothes swimming and 

feel like this!

Yes, I joined them.
I dare you to resist the call of nature! 

 this post is linked to Amanda's Top Ten Tuesday and Kristen's WFMW tips


thegypsymama said...

OH what an awesome mom you are! Talk about a dream afternoon to lie in bed and remember for ages afterwards.

Love it!


Kimberly said...

looks like a great hike! we love hiking- but it is very different here in California than it is on Ohio- where we used to live.

I'm visiting from Gypsymom's AboutMe post.

I homeschool my 3 boys. I wanted 5. oh, well.

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like a wonderful day! :)

ChristiS said...

Just as soon as I can get a front carrier for hubby to carry the baby, that's exactly what I'm gonna do! Actually have had hiking fever lately!

Em and Lib said...

lisa-jo, Christ and MH, It was a memory making day - they kept saying things like: this is the most fun I've had in YEARS and this is my dream come true! @kimberly, I originally wanted 5, but #4 was like two when he was a baby!

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

AWESOME. What an amazing experience. And those falls at the end? Breathtaking!!

Songberries said...

Gorgeous hike!
What a fun day!


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