Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lake Higgins

Gordon and I went to Lake Higgins on a beautiful afternoon last week. Although the geese are a nuisance and make the lakes and parks so filthy, there is no doubt the babies are cute!
This duck was persistent. He followed us from our car, down a trail to the picnic areas in the hopes of getting a crumb or two.
But first, Gordon, enjoying his favorite past time this spring.
But the duck was patient. So we finally shared a cracker... I'm not sure who was happier.

After our little "picnic" we headed back to the car. There was a trail starting right next to the parking lot. It said it was .3 miles...very easy for a child. I thought sure, lets go. Well I didn't look closely at the sign which warned hikers that the path of this trail crosses with the Bald Eagle Trail...which is 4.5 miles. I wouldn't have minded 4.5 miles, as out of shape as I am, that is definitely still doable, but with my little guy along and no drinks, and it was fairly warm, I wouldn't have attempted it...but unfortunately I crossed from the short loop into the long trail. After about a mile and a half, I realized my error...but without a map wasn't sure how far we were...so I turned us around and we made it back to the car. Gordon calls it our little adventure. It wasn't bad, he did much better than I would have thought - with there and back being about 3 miles. Thankfully with the frequent realtor calls to show the house - and for us to scram - I've been keeping drinks and snacks in a cooler in the car, so he was a happy hiker once we got to the car. We should do it more often...when I'm better prepared!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter Weekend

Aunt Debbie & Gordon getting a lesson in dying eggs. They look like they are taking this way too seriously.
I think he's ready to try it.
Grandma arrives with paper towels...good thinking.
Gordon forgot one rule...don't stick your hand in the dye. See the green hand?
Mrs. Cardinal was keeping a close eye, she was upset with us because she had a nest in a shrub right off the deck and we were too close for her to sit on it.Easter Morning, the Easter Bunny left the eggs inside and outside. It was quite chilly but Gordon didn't mind, he was busy hunting eggs, running back and forth as we all kept saying "oooh look over there, look that way Gordon"
What a green Easter - just beautiful out.
That silly rabbit left one on the bull dozier.
Ohhh I see one on the wheel barrow, and under it!
In the garden beds too?!
You can see the rest of us were really wide awake and ready for action.
Yummm...jelly beans.
Counting beans.
Gordon wanted the opened ones around this bird house...like they just hatched.
And then I stopped taking pictures...not a single one of us all dressed up to go to brunch at the Proximity Hotel. And boy did we look good :) The brunch was not very good, it was very expensive and I had high hopes because of how good their sister hotel/restaurant is, but we all agreed it was disappointing. Gordon ate it up though, Grandma kept filling his plate with french toast, shrimp (what a combination), eggs benedict, and strawberries.