Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday hike

We went for a hike the other day. First of all, let me introduce you to those who went!


Prairie Girl

Since it was a positively gorgeous Sunday afternoon Briber thought it was the perfect day to pack up the girls and the Niece and head out on a hike. We really live in gorgeous country and too often we are stuck doing the day to day and forget about the beauty of God's creation around us. We hiked to the lookout which travels through farmer's fields, along grassy meadows and among sub-alpine forest trees leading up to an old forestry lookout.

Once we started out Briber soon realized that some strategies might need to be implemented in order to ensure a positive and happy afternoon. The bribe from Briber was "if you choose a positive attitude and don't complain, I will get you a slurpee when we get back to town".

For the most part it worked out well. The hike took 55 minutes on the way up with a moderate elevation change at the end. Some cajouling needed to happen to ensure finishing was worth it.And really how can you pass you up this view of our valley?

It really is worth the trip. We spent an hour resting, observing and being refreshed before heading down again. The trip down only took 40 minutes and no one stopped or even remotely complained. I call that success!
So what are you watching or being inspired by today?


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a view! How nice to have this close to home to enjoy. Slurpees must have tasted so good after the hike!! :)

t does wool said...

beautiful view...and a beautiful way to enjoy the day.

Kristyn Knits said...

what a day you had! I love your word choice when using incentives-"if you choose..." often we adults even need to choose a good attitude!

Louise said...

Wow, that is one stunning view!

Kelly said...

I love the descriptions you gave for each person who went. The photos go with the names very well ... especially "Complainer" :)

You DO live in such a beautiful area!

stitching under oaks said...

I love the names you gave everyone...sounds like there were some name changes on the way back. Great views for sure!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous view!
Today we're watching the thunderstorms pass overhead.

Christina said...

Oh, that looks like a beautiful hike! I'm a little jealous. ; )

Jessica said...

I've been inspired by the produce of the season and what I can make from it. What a lovely location you live in!