Thursday, July 10, 2008
July 9th, 2008!
Yesterday was, of course, a big day for us. We decided to spend the afternoon on a hike as a family. It wasn't too awfully hot in the shade so we decided to hit a state park close to here that we've hiked before. They have a few different trails where you can walk next to/up to free-roaming elk, deer, etc. With Eliot strapped into our Ergo, we started our 3+ mile hike.
Pretty sure Eliot was saying "Uh...what's an elk?"
We went about half-way in and finally saw the elk! Eliot also got to see frogs and a hawk on our trail. We took a break after checking out the Elk taking a "bth". Eliot explored some sticks and rocks while Russ and I sat on a log for a water break. That's when Russ showed me what a tick looks like. I've made it 31 years and never had one, and frankly, am quite freaked out by them. Not in a cliche-screaming-girl-in the-woods kind of way, but in a hey-that-carries-disease-and-burrows-into-your-skin kind of way. Immediately after his discovery on his ankle, I looked at my ankles.
Here's where I have to stop. I would like for you to just guess. Just guess how many ticks Russ and I had by the end of our 3+ mile hike. (no cheating if you hung out with us last night!)
Once that adventure was over, we went home, cleaned up and went out for dinner to celebrate our homecoming day. Eliot kept putting his arm around Russ during dinner for no apparent reason other than to show a little love. It was really cute. Then we met friends at Ted Drews to top off our special night. E was up way past his bedtime but, he was last year too, so maybe it's a tradition. July 9th can be "stay up way past your bedtime" day.
Okay, now give it a guess. How many ticks hung out with the Mohr's yesterday afternoon?