Shawn came up with a great idea of how to spend our day Monday! Sooo, after spending the morning checking bees and bringing flowers to the cemetery, we set off with the Andersons on our Memorial Day adventure. We had heard that there were some old indian dwellings up in the rocks in a canyon, that you could see from the road.
Below front l-r: Abram, Nolan, Isaac, Sam, Abby, Maddie...In the back: Isabelle and Ainsley:
l-r: Terry holding Eli, Kristi, Ellie, Shawn holding Pace, Caden, and Kami:
the first of many caves:
See the ladders going up inside that crevice? This was a closer look than we had from the road
Kami and Caden wanted to get a closer look so I sent them off with my phone so that they could take pictures. We were on that road down below:
See? Although this is obviously when we were closer:
Shortly after Kami and Caden took off, some of the little girls decided to go as well. Then, Sam, Isaac and Nolan decided to go. And Terry. The girls came back because it was so STEEP. And SCARY. So, all of the adults with bad knees, plus Kristi who is half way through her seventh pregnancy, and the rest of the kids, stayed behind. We hiked a bit more up the road, and also periodically checked the progress of the climbers. It was one or two miles up to the top.
Kami and Caden reached the top and had some fun taking silly pictures. The steepness made for some great ones, that they thought were really hilarious, and I must have had 40 of these on my phone when I got it back:
Then Sam and Isaac arrived:
The disappointing revelation of the day was that the "indian ruins", upon closer examination, were not real. Maybe they existed there at one time, but upon closer examination, the "ladders" were made with 2x4's and 2x6's. hmmm...
So, we headed back to the cars, loaded up and took a very adventurous ride (crazy- scary road) to some indian writings:
To end the day, we stopped at Birch Creek for a yummy picnic of hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, and chips:
Two little yay-hoos:
Abby and Maddie:
Terry, Eli and Kristi: