Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Day with Nature

It was a bright, sun shiny day outside and I thought maybe we should get out of the house. 
After a breakfast of banana pancakes and yet another viewing of the Wizard of Oz, I turned to my little man.

What would you like to do today Jude?

Well.........I was thinking we could go hiking or swimming or just sit in the shade!

You've got it Dude.

Our first stop was War Eagle Cavern. Jude is still a little too small to hike through caves...really he doesn't have the patience for we just walked around the grounds. And found some cool things.

Mom, what's that strange noise? And what are those triangle looking things. TeePees!!

Ahhh......I don't like them!!! Run mom.

After looking through the the gift shop and checking out the swing set, we jumped back 
into the car to go check out another section of Hobbs State Park. But after a photo op of course.

Now if someone could take a picture of me and mommy.....HEY MISTER! Hey Mister!!!!

Thanks sir! Me and the mums really appreciate it.

We stopped inside the Hobbs State Park Conservation Center. There were lots of critters to look at, but mostly it was just a free-for-all for Jude to run since no visitors (except for us) were there. The wonderful lady gave us a great map of the area and plenty of event sheets. And she pointed out the best hiking trails that we'll check out later this fall when the trees turn vibrant reds, yellows and oranges. Can't wait.

Check out this baby deer mom! Isn't she cute. She's so still!

What?! Why would they do that?

Dum de Dum de Dum......What. Is. That!

Off to the easy hiking trail. This doesn't look like a trail at all.

This looks like a road. A very pale, brick road. MOM!!!! 

We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of OZ(arks). I love this place!!!

Singing and dancing this far is actually pretty tough. Not sure how Dorothy and Toto did it.

On the way home we drove by the War Eagle Creek Mill. We hear it's a lot like covered bridge at certain times of the year....checking that out with daddy when we get a chance. 

Over the one lane and very old bridge. Then taking a peak over to look at the mill. We'll be back soon!

After a long day, all a guy wants to do is kick off his shoes and pick at the lent between his toes. 
Overall, it was a very successful day with my baby boy. 
We enjoyed every minute outside with the wonderful earth beneath our feet.

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