I realize that's a lot of pictures- probably more than necessary- but it seems that the selection process is something I will always struggle with when it comes to blogging.
This was a pretty fun hike. It was a little bit longer than we anticipated, but that's only because we anticipated a quick, 1hr max hike. Eleanor got pretty fussy midway through, so she walked around on her own for a bit. Then out of desperation, I put her on my back and carried her the rest of the way. Note to parents - when out in nature and you have a fussy child, give them something to distract them. I gave Eleanor a giant leaf, and she held on to that thing for dear life the rest of the hike. This is not the first time I have used that trick to calm her down.
And just one more thing - in the only picture of the 3 of us together, I realize I look pregnant. The other shot that I didn't include was even worse. Well, in case you are wondering, that is not a pregnant belly. That is actually a very, very, full bladder belly. So, if you ever plan on doing this hike, use the bathroom before leaving the house!!