This past Saturday was a friend’s birthday. Katie turned 26, and to celebrate she wanted to go hiking!
We listened to veggie tales teach us about not telling fibs on the car ride up, thanks Chick-fil-A for that teaching.
The older Down’s (Micah’s awesome parents) put up all 8 of us in their home, and fed us so well before sending us off with cookies and bars for the hike.
We were not destination hikers that day, definitely journeyors. I think it took us 8 hours to do an 8 mile hike, granted we did stop at the summit for over an 1 1/2 to eat, rest, awe at God’s creation, listen to Erin read to us, take pictures, you know- just enjoy each other!
One fun story of the day is that we met this fearless trio, Dan, Diego, and Marco. Only Diego was 5, and Marco was 1 1/2 and they went our speed about the whole time… never once did those kids complain. Well one was on his dad’s back the whole time. Such a cool family. The dad was SO intentional with teaching his sons, it was a neat thing for all of us to witness. Seriously, that kid new math equations faster than I did.
Here are a few pictures from the hike.
break time at the summit.
surprise brownies and a candle!
the whole gang.
the coolest pants/shorts ever.
a reminisant one from date day a couple years ago.