On Wednesday we went to the park near our house, and neglected to take water along with us. After playing on the equipment, hunting frogs, then setting out on a rather long walk along the river, we got half way to our destination and the kids were just about fainting with thirst! That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but they were complaining more than a tad.
We decided to turn around and go home for a drink, and continue our walk the next morning before the forecast rain started. So, right after breakfast the next day, they each packed a backpack with water and snacks, and we set off on our adventure.
|JJ's backpack is almost bigger than he is, but he carried his provisions without complaining, and set off on many side paths along the route.|
|Danica soon followed her brother along the path to see what they could see at the end of it.|
|It was more than worth the winding trip down to the water's edge.|
|We took lots of pictures, and soon made tracks for the main path again.|
|Once again on the main path to continue on our adventure.|
|Many more side paths called the kids down to the water's edge, and Buppa joined them while I hung back a bit to take some pics.|
|Half way to our destination, we found this little bench in a clearing, so the kids stopped for a rest and a drink.|
|We finally arrived at a picnic area near a bridge that the kids wanted to walk under and listen to the cars passing overhead.|
|The kids love throwing rocks into the water, and this area had plenty of small rocks for them to throw to their hearts content.|
|I heard a noise along the walking path next to the picnic table, and looked around and saw this.|
|Five dogs on leads, and one riding in a stroller came to greet us.|
|People and dogs were very friendly, and we soon shared greetings all around.|
|Odie soon joined the kids down by the water's edge, and he had fun trying to catch the pebbles the kids were throwing into the water. Kids and dog has a blast.|
|They never tired of throwing rocks for him, and he never tired of chasing them down. Shrieks of laughter filled the air while the adults visited up on the bank.|