Ride seems to be starting off well. Smiles for the most part. Okay, ignore Alyona in the front sticking her tongue out to those in the back. We are making them sit in their assigned seats now to get used to it. Hence, why Alyona has the whole front seat to herself. That is where her new sisters will sit. Summer will be in the carseat there in the middle.
This is the park we decided to go to. Fairly close and a really nice one. Many different trails, different levels.
We were deciding what trail to pick. They have easy & moderate. I went w/ moderate b/c seriously didn't think it'd take us that long and that easy may be too easy. Umm, should have thought a little harder. LOL. We picked a trail that was only 2.75 miles long. Thought that since it is our first hike this fall, we should start light. Though, there were many trails a lot lighter that we should have maybe gone with. Live and learn. Packed no food except bananas which I left in the car. No drinks b/c wasn't a hot day at all & figured we'd be done fairly quickly. No gum. Nothing. Oh, & we happen to leave the map in the car. You know, the one w/ the trails on it. You see where this is headed, right?
For awhile, we were too spread out. Had to keep reminding everyone to stick together. didn't help that they'd all stop at different times to explore things.
Ah, a group shot. We took three of these. Unfortunately, this is the best one despite Max's mouth being opened & Nik's eyes closed. Boy, later we wished we'd of stayed longer on that bench.
Alyona stopping to admire the fungus on the tree. There were so many things for them to explore. It really was cool.