Monday, January 16, 2012

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

The kids had Martin Luther King Day off from school, so Lindsey and I took the kids hiking at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.  It is an hour a way and it was a beautiful hike with huge boulders for the kids to climb on.  Aaron Layne tagged along two and gave the little ones piggy back rides.  We did our first hike on a trail that took us along the shore.  We took our second hike on the State Trailway, which used to be a railroad line.  We parked one van in the state park and the other in Garner.  That way we only had to hike in one direction.  It was a really easy hike but a little boring.  I think it would be a lot more fun on a bike.  Carter decided he was tired and screamed for about an hour of the second hike, which might have something to do with me not liking the it as much.  The last 30 minutes he decided he was happy again and was pleasant.  Other than that, it was a great day outside since the weather was in the high 70s.  We stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home!
Mason, Jack (in front), Tyler, Aaron, Gavin, Renée, and Carter overlooking Lake Mineral Wells.

The hike started and ended with these stairs.

Taking a rest during our second hike.

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