Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rice Creek Adventure

Last weekend we went hiking at Rice Creek Biology Field Station.  Its part of SUNY Oswego, and has some fun trails going through different habitats and near ponds.  We hiked the red triangle trail, about 1 1/2 miles, each with a boy on our back and Lexi walked the whole thing. 

Angela and Edward

Me and Big Ben (and Petpet)

The boys slept through most of the hike, but they also enjoyed looking around while they were awake.

Lexi brought a piece of pink pool noodle because she decided she needed a walking stick.  We told her she would have to carry it the entire time, and she only needed a couple of reminders.

Lexi pointing out the red triangles painted on the trees.
Lexi's favorite part was finding mud puddles to splash in.  We definitely had to change her pants when we were done hiking, before she was allowed back in the car.  She tried splashing in one of the ponds, and the water went up to her knee, it rather startled her, hehehe.  Her other favorite part was looking for the animals that had made the tracks we found - some deer, some dogs, some people.  Lexi was certain that there were "bad-guy" deer out in the woods who were going to come get us.
Splashing in the mud puddles.

It can be problematic when you suddenly decide your walking stick is a telescope
 After our hike we hung out in the little pavillion for a while and had lunch.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day.  We will definitely be going back soon.

1 comment:

  1. I love the telescope! I wish I could play with you guys more often - sounds so fun!