Do you see it? The kid is flashing the Longhorn sign when a bright light appeared...a halo around his head....and the rest of the family jumped on the Longhorn bandwagon. Who are we to fight such a divine signal of the error of our ways? Roy, Jared is sure that you informed him that an Aggie PHD stands for Post Hole Digger? You are not helping... ::snort:: It appears that most the family has gone over to the dark side.
Yesterday, we split up. Half decided to hike up Little Bald Hill and then down via Sheep Pen Gulch. We knew Stacia wasn't up for the hike. I've been having "leg issues" again and we knew I wasn't up for the hike. Arielle and BreAnne opted to keep the two of us company.
These brave souls set out around 9:00 a.m. and hit the trail at 9:30 a.m. We were not to see them again for 12.5 hours....a full 5.5 hours later than Mike predicted. ::snort:: Mike has enhanced the reputation of his hikes amongst the children. I learned long, long ago. ::snort::
Years ago, before the arrival of children, it became our family tradition to hike to the top of Little Bald Hill and plant fruit tree seeds. Mike mentioned last night that we need to take saplings up next time. I guess our orchard is not doing as well as hoped. ::snort:: This is a beautiful hike and there IS a trail....Krista told us a bit ago that she plans to have her wedding at the top of Little Bald Hill....guess y'all better start training or learn to jump out of a plane. LOL
Zander reported late last night that the "hike would have gone much quicker if Krista didn't have to keep stopping to take pictures of flowers." ::snort:: Guess she's her Mom's daughter.
Is it the hike or the shock of making an obscene Longhorn gesture that is causing Zander such alarm?
You know you've reached the top of Little Bald Hill when you arrive at the outhouse.
Lunch and Play in the meadow at the top. Even the shadows make Longhorn gestures around here.
It took four hours for the G team to hike to the top of the "hill". It took 8 1/2 hours for them to hike back down via Sheep Pen Gulch. Why?
There was NO TRAIL... ::snort:: Zander labeled Mike "The Scout".
Finally back at the trailer for the Chicken Dinner that has been waiting...and showers....
The tired hikers...
Krista displays why one should never go hiking in capris. ::snort::
They ate, showered, and slept. I'm not sure if Zander managed to sing througout the hike. I DO know that I'm up early washing loads of muddy clothes.
For a first hand account of the hike, visit Jared's Blog.
Still a bit of time in the dryers, I think I'll go write about another family watershed moment.
~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...