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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa's First Visit - Raven Rock

(I know these posts will be picture heavy, so I'm doing it in 2 parts, starting with the second part first as they will be posted about the same time.)

Our final outing with Grandma and Grandpa was a little hike to the river. My dad is always interested in rivers and water and the Cape Fear River had caught his interested here. We just happened to run across a reference to Raven Rock State Park and the river overlook and decided that would be a fun thing for all of us to see. We chose the short, 2 mile trail that looped around to the overlook as well as down closer to the river.
Ty didn't want to walk at first - good thing Granpa loves accomodating that boy.
Love the cowboy hats right? The first day Dad was here they had to search out Tyler's cowboy hat and he spent the whole visit in hat and boots just like Grandpa.
It was a beautiful hike in perfect weather. The overlook was worth the effort.

We stopped for an extra minute to take photos of the kids with the grandparents, as that was something I had been wanting to make sure I captured during their visit.

To get down close to the river you have to walk down all these steps (about twice as many below the ones there in the photo). Mom chose to stay at the top, not wanting to face the climb back up but the rest of us made our way down. There were all kinds of things to explore and climb on down there - the kids had a great time.

We turned the camera over to Kaitlyn for a second to get a photo of Sam and myself. She's a pretty good little photographer.

When we got back up to the top of the stairs, Mom had befriended a boy who had hurt his foot, along with his mother and sister. My Dad and Sam ended up helping the little boy up the trail for a while until he was ready to walk on his own.

The next day, Tyler and I dropped them off at the airport. We really enjoyed having them here and can't wait until the next visit.
(Mom and Kaitlyn wrote notes back and forth to each other on the easel the whole week of the visit. It was cute)

1 comment:

The Richards family said...

Hey you... I love all your projects, they look great! I am so glad your mom and dad got to visit. looks like you had a great time!!