We all slept in and I made a huge breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs and homemade maple syrup. We’ve had so many mornings where we are rushing out the door to hike or play that it was nice to take it easier for awhile. I’m laughing because we think we’re so busy – we’ve been recreating full-time for a month now! Like being busy is something to whine about while we’re travelling in paradise. We are all so grateful to be done with online school – forever. Never again.
Eliza and I headed out to hike the Widforss trail, excited to see what it would be like. It didn’t disappoint us; it was a beautiful trail and really well maintained so no worries for my ankle/foot. I had been wrapping it full-time and it really helped to keep moving. I was determined to keep hiking; no way was I coming to the Grand Canyon and sitting around. Another bonus to this was trail was that it didn’t allow mules. At the trailhead there was a sign instructing us to stay away from the blue grouse that was protecting her nest, and we heard from other hikers that she was agitated. When we got to the pink tape, Eliza was quick enough to realize that we had to head off to the right of the trail, to a temporary one that they built to keep us away from the grouse. So all those other hikers had gone under the pink tape into her area!
I keep forgetting to put all my flowers pictures in the blog! I take tons of them and enjoy them immensely, but haven’t taken the time to find out what they are all called. My Dad is an expert in wildflowers, so I’m planning to show them all to him when we get home and he can tell us what they are. The flowers in December in the Keys were beyond description they were so pretty and fragrant, but I appreciate even this tiny flower when we hike.
This was the 5 mile turn around point for our hike and Eliza was brave enough to walk out there for this picture. Isn’t that an incredible view?! We sat and just stared for awhile, enjoying it. Dan and I have talked for years about bringing the kids to hike here, so for me, it’s a dream come true to be on the trail with my daughter. I did venture out to the point, briefly, before practically crawling back to the flat trail.