Well, since my hubs is starting a new job - tomorrow! - (yikes, excited, scared?, mostly excited!), and we may not see much of him once he gets going, at least in the near future - we decided to take the kiddies down south of Fredricksburg, Texas to stay in a little cabin (in the woods,... yes.) for a few days. No cell phone service, no TV. Lost Maples Cabins.
We hiked a few miles at the Lost Maples State Park on Saturday, ate a bunch (seemed like all potato products to me - it's german country after all!). Yummy Bed & Breakfast food too - smores too...., watched deer, squirrels, etc - and even fairy shrimp in little puddles at the top of Enchanted Rock. Hubs and I were sore from all the hiking - kids, not so much. no big surprise there, huh?
Kids bickered and whined allllll the way down (5 hours) and alllllll the way back (yep, 5 hours). But - they insisted on sleeping together on the "Crouton" (as my 4 year old boy says) - (Futon bed) - and, they played together wonderfully once we were out of the car. Silly kids.
|At the top of Enchanted Rock|
|It's a long way to the top!|
|I didn't think the Kool Aid stain would ever come off his face!|
|Checking out the critters in that yecky puddle of water|
|Awesome! A tree split this rock in half|
|Loved the hammock|
|Bunkbeds - fun to play in, but not so much for sleeping|
|The Red Rooster Cabin|