Saturday, November 03, 2007

Update on our Lost in the Wilderness Experience

We ended up being short one daughter but plus one boyfriend. Our older daughter decided that she was too tired from her morning of volunteering at the elementary school library to join us (being a volunteer at the same school I think I can empathize).

Middle daughter invited her boyfriend to come along at our insistence, so the number was the same but we had a bit more testosterone for mrangelmeg, which was nice. They talked about scouting and hiking and other boy-type things.
We decided upon Spring Mill State Park. Most of the attractions, like the village were closed, but we did hike to Donadlson Cave.

The weather was really nice, a bit crisp but the sky was clear glassy blue the entire afternoon. The boyfriend wore shorts and a t-shirt, well, because he is young and rugged; I on the other hand wore a turtleneck, sweatshirt and mid-weight jacket and was just about the right amount of warm, (I will admit to wearing gloves part of the time too, my hands are always cold).

We did take one last trail before we left the park that was closed because the bridge was out. We hiked around almost to the bridge before I realized that we were going to have to hike twice the length of the original trail and wised up and decided that it would be smarter for me who isn't in the best shape to turn around. Mrangelmeg went all the way to the bridge over the dam before he turned back.

Angelbaby watched Bridge To Terebithia on my IPod in the car on the way down and on the way back. She would highly recommend it to anyone who has read the book.

All in all it was a really nice day in the woods.


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