I actually planned on taking Vincent to the zoo today, but we were going to go with his Aunt Alanna. Alanna was too busy studying, so I decided we could wait a week and go to the zoo with her. So at about 8:30 this morning I was scrambling to find something fun to do. We decided to go hike the Waterfall Trail in the White Tank Regional Park. Also they were supposed to have a presentation at noon about Gila Monsters. I thought we would get there about 10:30, hike the 2 miles round trip, then head over to the nature center for the presentation. Unfortunately I forgot we were operating on baby time, and I haven't really been super active these past 7 months. The trail was wide, smooth, and not too steep, but because I was wearing V on my back and my previously mentioned inactivity, it took longer than expected. We started hiking around 11:30, saw some petroglyphs, made it to the top and saw no water falling. The waterfall is only active after heavy rains. There was a small pool at the bottom, and some guys told me there was another pool that was about 6 feet deep, but it required scrambling up some rocks and I didn't feel comfortable going up there with V on my back. Anyway we finished the hike right at 1pm, so no Gila Monsters for us today. Then on the way home I stopped and got myself fish tacos. Here's a few pics (CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS FOR LARGER IMAGES!!!!!!):
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Unfortunately it's now been three Fridays with no adventures. I haven't given up, just so much going on. Three Fridays ago (Feb. 18th) Theresa had friday off, so we were going to let her come along, but she had a dentist appointment at 11am. I figured we'd do something after, but we were too busy and I think we went to look at some houses. Two Fridays ago (Feb. 25th) I actually attempted to take V and Lucy the Wonder Beagle on a hike up Shaw Butte. I forgot how steep and rocky it is though, so I brought the Jeep stroller. Between Lucy wanting to smell everything and the stroller being nearly impossible to push up the trail we only made it an 1/8th of a mile before calling it quits. Next time I'll use my Kelty Kid Carrier backpack and/or leave Lucy home. Yesterday (March 2nd) I had to go into work at 5am to make up some time due to leaving early Tuesday Feb 28th. By the time I got home at 11:30 I was pretty tired and had nothing planned, then T called and needed me to go do some shopping. Maybe next Friday we'll get back on track?