The hike started out with a mowed walkway through a tall field for about 1/2 a mile. Then we reached a pretty forest where we crunched through the leaves.
The fall foliage was a lot prettier there than it is at home.
As we got closer to the lake, the terrain became more rocky. Kind of like hikes in Gatlinburg. The boys stumbled over rocks, tree roots, and valleys. But had a blast being outdoors exploring.
Cody said this was his most favorite hike.
Caleb enjoyed finding things along the way, like this blue jay feather. "You have to get a picture of this feather, Mama".
Check out the cool rocky mountain side along the path.
The adults were worn out after the hike, but the boys were still racing around like little Indians. So they ended up playing at the playground. Trenton tried to follow the boys up the tall slide, but quickly changed his mind when he saw how high it was, I think Shannon was glad he changed his mind.
Trenton is so cute and full of never-ending energy. Ben and I remember Cody being that way a couple of years ago. Saturday night we had the most awesome porkchops, which we started out over the campfire. Then grilled on our campstove. Yummy! Along with our fantastic porkchops, we had some tasty campfire apples. That could only have been better, if we'd had some cinnamon to sprinkle over them. Then of course, we had to roast a few marshmallows and make smores to be festive. Even if we did feel a little sick from eating so much by that point.
Ben woke up and started cooking eggs and bacon for everyone. He is my breakfast cook. I am not a morning person and he knows I don't like cooking that early in the morning.
The boys were happy with powdered doughnuts. After playing on the playground again, it was time to pack up for another day.