Tuesday, May 29, 2012

take a hike!

Our Memorial Day was pretty pleasant.  I actually had one tutor session early in the day, but I was back home before a couple of  the slugs were even out of bed.  We kicked the bums out and told them to take a hike!
rocks and trees and stuff

So they did.

We went to a place we'd not yet been.  It was very pretty, reminding me of photos I've seen of the boonies of Ireland and Scotland.  It was a bit crowded with others having the same idea, but not so much as to not feel like a getaway.

Coaxing Wolfgang out of his camera shyness

Plus it was a perfect day for it weather-wise.  We honed our poison ivy detection skills, and whetted our appetite for the good feral camping to come. 

I took it easy on the foot, and didn't go all parkour on the rocks.  Plus there was a nice stream for cooling the tootsies. 

The imaginary family, suitable for coworkers

Magnum wanted a new family photo for the office.  I'm not sure what he's got there now, but it's probably back from the days when I was the second tallest member of the family.

The truth - putting the "fun" in dysfunction


  1. I would have loved that outing! Very nice that you all had a memorable Memorial Day.

    Great pictures of the you, Magnum and the little tykes! ...well, not so little tykes.

  2. The pictures are great. What a nice family day together. I know there must be several photos Magnum would like on his desk after your outing together.

  3. It looks like it was a BEAUTIFUL day! So glad you got the whole family together to enjoy it. (I know how much harder it is to get the whole family together as they get older!)

    And of course - some great family photos for Mag's desk.

  4. That's exactly what my 15 year old wants to do on our vacation - hike and explore "uncharted territory". Sure hope your foot wasn't too sore after.
    Awesome pictures of your dysFUNctional family. :)

  5. A day OUTDOORS playing on rocks WITHOUT any electronics? How primitive. How feral. You guys definitely put the fun in dysfunctional.

    Something about climbing all over rocks does seem to bring the kid out in everyone. Hope the foot is doing better and you left the bolder hopping to the youngsters.