so while i sit in my bed at almost midnight like a zombie trying to pull myself away from facebook & the news & all the other things from the weekend that are making me numb (ie: paris, terrorists & the refugee crisis) i wanted to take a minute to create something pleasant. here is a little post with some pictures from a family hike we took a few weeks ago.
we hiked up beacon rock in the columbia gorge... it's one mile up & one mile down & the first hike our kiddos completed entirely on their own. we didn't carry them at all & that was kind of amazing. a real hike!
it was gorgeous, the views were amazing & the forest is just so peaceful to walk through. i tried not to imagine what would happen if something crazy went down & one of the twenty something bridges on the trail switchbacks became inaccessible for some reason while we were hundreds of feet up the rock but whattyaknow, nothing bad happened in the end.
it was a great day.