Sunday, August 31, 2014

Petting the Possum

In all my visits to Oregon Ridge, I never noticed the possum that lives just outside the Nature Center. One morning way back in June, we were coming out of the bathroom during the possum's breakfast, and we got to pet the possum! So cool.

And then we went for a hike around the quarry. It's our favorite trail there and is the perfect distance when when young children are trailing behind.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pixie Grotto at Robert E Lee

This is the most catching up I think I've ever had to do. I wish I could say we've been partying it up over here in celebration of summer, but we spent most of June and July pretty busy. Eric was gone for 2 and 3 weeks every month from May to June, and I was slammed with work in addition to single mom status. But it's all over now, and we're squishing as much summer into the month of August as possible. When we're not summer-ing it up, I'll see if I can catch up, starting with this hike around Robert E Lee that we took back in June with our friends Liam, Jeanne, and Jim who showed us how to get to Pixie Grotto.

Jacob held his first worm on this hike. He threw it the first time we handed it to him, and then he held it a little too tightly the second time.

Photo courtesy of Jeanne Stafford

Photo courtesy of Jeanne Stafford

Since then we've followed that trail the whole way around to the other side of the lake a few times, but this little spot is definitely one of the best.