Sunday, June 22, 2008

Grand Tetons

We're in Grand Tetons National Park, right now. Taking a break from hiking to give the kids a rest. I would have liked to take a few minutes to write sooner, but the kids keep us pretty darn busy. :) On our first day here, we took the kids on a 4 mile hike. They had a good time - but we had to turn back before we reached the lake we were headed for, since it was getting late. The following day, we hiked out to Jenny lake and then to Inspiration Point. About six miles. Our five year old was pretty tired after that - but he made it all the way. I was pretty dang proud of him. That's no small hike for such a little guy! Actually, I'm proud of all of them. They got some very delicious ice cream after their long hike - and then the little one took a nap in the car. :)

Today, they did a third hike. Another five miles or so. They got to take off their shoes and play for a good long time in an icy cold lake - so everyone was happy.

Tomorrow, we'll be headed for Yellowstone. I think the kids are ready for a few hours in the car. :)

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Anonymous Daniel said...

I'm sure it is not always easy to take kids hiking, but they will get memories for a lifetime from these types of trips and outings. Good for you all for doing that.

June 25, 2008 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, Daniel. You're right - it's not always easy, but I believe it's worth it. Our kids have a wonderful appreciation for the natural world - which I think is extremely important.

June 29, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

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