Monday, January 10, 2011

Hiking in December

We could not have asked for more beautiful weather when we went hiking in Arkansas. Visiting Petit Jean State Park has been on my list for a long time and December was the only time we had as a family to go hiking. Planning a vacation around college kids is extremely difficult. We rented a cabin in the park which was very clean and comfortable. And hiked through some beautiful areas learning some neat history along the way.

These leaves were so huge and there were tons of them.

Here are my kids and husband who tolerated my hiking trip. Actually, they all pretty much like to hike just not all together. You know how teenagers are!

Grant and I took a little extra hike and were pleasantly surprised by this tree. I knew then that God did all of this "Just 4 Me". It was just a great hike.

After Petit Jean we hiked to the highpoint of Arkansas which is Mt. Magazine. This makes 7 highpoints for me and 8 for Charlie. Would love to accomplish all the highpoints but I am not holding my breath. Each high point has a survey marker which can sometimes be tricky to find.

I can't wait to plan our next hiking trip. Charlie and I spent a full week last summer hiking and now we need to think about where we should go this summer.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Great photos Joellen! I really like the "4" tree. Sounds like a fun trip. Missed you at book club this month, hope to see you soon.