Friday, August 07, 2015

Coronado Heights, aka the "castle" in kid speak.

Can you see it in the distance? 

When I was a kid, I reached a certain age and then my mom would let me out at these steps to run up and meet her at the top. I decided our oldest three were old enough; Seth was still getting unbuckled when I took this pic. 

Kansas normal land: flat pasture and field. 

The castle. 

Another typical Kansas thing: wind. 



I discovered trails around Coronado Heights! I don't remember knowing they existed! Pretty sweet find.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Interruption of Kansas Report w/a recent Rancho hike; as in, today.

Pretty fall colors... in the summer. 

Blake asked me to take a picture of him by this fence. 

I then asked him to say "cheese" and smile at the camera. 

Blake sat on this log and asked for a picture there (I have to hand it to the kid, he knows how to get a rest in), and I thought it'd be cool to have a picture in sibling order. Someone did not. 

Seth being the cool kid.

Checking out the view. It's easy to point out where Daddy works!

This stuff is perfection whilst hiking. 

Girls wanted to race. Surprisingly, so did Blake...

here he is on his head start...

and then he's like, why did I think this was a good idea. It's not. My legs are tired.

Ada's got speed on the short distance, and outed Hayley on the first run.

Second race--just after I took this pic, Hayley passed Ada, and Ada pulled an Uncle John. 

4.2 miles on this Rancho loop.

Boys are in need of haircuts!