- Try to make up for yesterday's laziness
- Decide on a healthy, local activity, Ringing Rocks Park is the winner
- Let 14 yr old invite friend along to lessen complaining by said 14 yr old
- Pack hammers and water bottles
- 40 minutes later, arrive at destination
- Short hike to boulder field, take in its beauty
- Start hitting rocks with hammers and hiking over boulders
- Awe at the phenomenon of these mysterious ringing rocks
- Come face to face with big black spiders, the likes of which I have never seen before
- Soon realize that climbing boulders with a hammer in one hand while trying to take pics with the other is not an easy task
- 14 yr old's boyscout friend mentions snakes are likely down between rocks
- Silently freak out and put phone away, so as not to drop phone between rocks and risk meeting any snakes
- Come to realization that this climbing over boulders thing may not be for me
- Can only think of movie 127 Hours and having to self amputate a limb
- Start fear sweating, even though it's unseasonably cool for June 8th
- Universe throws me a bone by way of long branch in middle of boulder field
- Hope rises as I feel confident that I can now make it across boulder field with my new walking stick, and without too much bodily harm
- Make it to end of boulder field, kids look at me like "what took you so long??"
- Follow trail to waterfall
- Think "trail" is a bit of a stretch
- CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH KIDS
- 8 yr old falls and proclaims "I want to leave"
- 12 yr old is in his glory, repeatedly telling me how much fun he's having
- Reaffirm my suspicion that I am most definitely an indoor cat
- Reach falls, channel Chevy Chase looking at the Grand Canyon, and turn around to make our way back to the car
- Internally have meltdown thinking about going back across boulder field
- Feeling winded
- SO FREAKING WINDED
- Notice that all children that share my last name are also dragging ass
- 14 yr old puffs on inhaler
- Observe boyscout friend hasn't even broken a sweat (wtf!)
- Decide that there's nothing that will convince me to climb back over boulders
- Rationalize that I can't be the only person to ever have this thought, and that there must be a "trail" around the field
- 8 yr old and 12 yr old are on Team Mom
- 14 yr old can't punk out in front of boyscout friend, so into the boulder field he goes
- Huff and puff all the way back to the car and reward self with precious water
- 14 yr old and boyscout friend emerge from boulder field, and we all hit the road for a celebratory lunch and ice cream
***ummm... guess what I did???
That's right - I figured out how to add pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Felt cocky enough to even add a video.
May have over estimated ability to add video...