Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Fall Outting

Daddy came home early from work, and I happened to also be off. Wow both of us home on a weekday in the middle of the day.
So the battle begins; house work vs going out and enjoying the beautiful fall weather and the changing leaves.
It was an easy choice for me, I had to coerce my hubby. He rather chill out at home when not working. I suggested several activities before he finally agreed on one.
We decided to hike up to Timpanogas Cave. This is a 1 1/2 mile hike to the cave entrance; paved but all switchbacks and steep.
This cute picture just after a few switchbacks, they had to take a rest.

Such a beautiful day. The colors were just starting to change. Now just a few weeks later all the leaves are falling and we are starting to get our first snow. Arrghh!!!!!

Just love seeing daddy smile and enjoy our time together! Plus he looks so good in RED.

Daddy and Lil'

Yet another rest stop. Our little ones did a great job. I think it is 3000ft climb in elevation. I highly recommend that you DON'T drink all of your water on the climb up. If you do, DO NOT pass up the the last chance outhouse just before the cave entrance.

We did it, and well under the 1 1/2 hour time they gave us before our assigned tour of the caves.

I was hot!!! I got to pack all the water, treats and the little ones coats for the tour in the cave.

Now inside the cave, the temperature drops greatly. Remember when I mentioned not to drink all your water and make sure you pee. Well, Milo immediately upon the doors being locked has to pee. Half way throughout the tour I couldn't stand watching him doing the pee-pee dance, I had to help him some how. So I allowed all the other tourists to move ahead of us, then I had him pee in the very water bottle he had depleted. I couldn't let him just pee in the cave and ruin millions of years of formations. Milo thought it was hilarious! We, dad and I, didn't. What can we do?

At one point we were 500 ft deep in to the mountain from the top. Crazy, huh!

All done, on our way back down the 1 1/2 mile trek. Here you can see Milo carrying the water bottle. It wasn't until we were half way down the mountain that we actually had the sense to dump out the pee filled water bottle. Yeah, can you believe it, we were just a packing it back down with us.
I am so glad that we put off our dishes, laundry, bills, and veggin' in front of the TV to spend time with the kids. I love it! Now the snow is coming.


Mummy McTavish said...

"I was hot" well, yes you were! oh, as in, temperature? well, probably... since I wasn't there I can't tell but you sure look good for the hike you just did!

I love the pee filled bottle... you know blogland is full of kids peeing in bottles lately! Seriously, I've read about it on 5 or 6 blogs lately! So take comfort, you are not the only horrified pee-lugging parents around.

Alex and Shauna Geyer said...

Hey! I know, the few times I went to introduce Lucy, I was so bummed that you weren't there! There was one time when I went to the UVOC that I had actually checked the schedule to make sure you were going to be there... but the schedule had changed. :( Oh well. Hopefully you'll get to meet her someday.

I love the Timp cave! It looks like you had a blast! Good to see you and your family is doing well!

Cowboy mom said...

I've been threatening for years to make the kids and Dad hike up there with me. (did that even make sense?)
I remember hiking up there with my Mom and I loved it!!!

We trunk-or-treat at the church. I love it because, yeah, it would work off all the candy calories to walk around town, heaven forbid.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Looks like a wonderful time... and, yes, you did look hot. No, really. If I was that hot, (as in temperature), there is NO WAY I would look that hot. Nope. My hair would be frizzy and my face would be RED. You looked great!

Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful family! One I hope to meet someday :0)

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Boy Mom said...

You are so gorgeous!

Just as long as you didn't forget and take a sip of the refilled water bottle. Not that anyone would ever do that...

Ashleigh said...

That looks like SOOOOO much fun! I love the pics. And I love the Blue Cake! AWESOME! You seriously rock! I know what you mean about the red! Chris is WAY hot in red! We love hearing Jason laugh. It's contagious!
Love ya