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Monday, October 13, 2008

Beautiful Sunny Day

So today down in southern Arizona it was BEAUTIFUL!!!

My sister Eliza came down to visit me (thankfully leaving the snowy cold weather of Utah back home)so we decided to take the boys on a hike. I had the boys put on long sleeved shirts because I thought it would be cooler than it was, but they were soon rolled up.Eliza has been fun to have around. She came in on Saturday and we took the boys to Chuck E Cheese. It was a lot of fun and James totally made out with the tickets on a game that he could even see what he was doing. I think he was just so excited to see the tickets coming out that he kept playing.

I've been wanting to do this hike in the Coronado National Park that can take you up two different ways. On way you go you get to a peak and can see where the boarder is between Mexico and the US, and the other takes you right to the border. It's about 3 miles one way. I guess I was a little to ambitious.

Here is Eliza showing the boys a bug. (I think we were walking for about 45 minutes and made it a whole .4 miles.)
A little less than a half mile we stopped for a break and granola bars which made every one happy.

Needless to say we didn't make it to the peak or to the boarder. we got to .7 of a mile and we were all done. But of course we have to go back. So the boys did a little more than a mile hike that was a good incline. We had some bumps and bruises but all in all came out ok. I think this hike will be saved for at least another year before we try it again. I may do it with out the boys....any volunteers? Probably many wanting to get away from the snow huh-

We will be doing the apple orchard and pumpkin patch tomorrow, we'll see how this goes down.


Connie said...

How cute. I am loving the weather now, especially since my freezing trip to Provo! I also want to take the kids to a pumpkin patch.

Camie said...

Fun stuff! I love getting into the outdoors and spending time with family. Enjoy the weather!


that looks so fun! yeah for sisters and yeah for visitors! they are 2 of my favorites:) glad you found a bug:)))

Alicia said...

Hey the weather here in Provo this past week has been perfect. But I know soon I'm gonna be envying the sun in Arizona!

Jen said...

I have two words for you. Disc Golf. It's a $20 investment for 4 discs and then you go to the course for free. Best part is that it's all level walking and you can take Captain without a leash. After all, Disc Golfers are VERY granola. Just a thought considering the boys can tire themselves out throwing frisbees at the baskets and walking around looking for bugs and sticks.

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