Sunday, March 18, 2012

Steppin' Out Saturday: Outdoors

Saturday we stepped out for a day of hiking and bike riding in Chicot State Park.  We set 
out early in the morning, our truck loaded down and ready for a day of family outdoor 
fun.  We chose a 2 mile trail that led us around a beautiful, cypress filled lake.  We 
spotted hundreds of butterflies, caterpillars, and a super creepy water moccasin snake 
along the way.  I taught Isabelle how to identify poison ivy (since I myself have learned 
the hard way) and Shawn made her a handy walking stick that she carried proudly.  
Brees rested in her Ergo, peeking out at the tall, looming trees.  Our St. Patrick's Day 
green came in the form of our surroundings this year, the spring season bringing some of 
the most lovely foliage here in Louisiana.  We had a picnic lunch at the family 
friendly campground area and then rode our bikes around the park.  It was the most 
quiet, peaceful day we've spent together in a while and I really wanted to stay 
forever.  Nothing makes this family happier than being outdoors, running and moving 
and feeling the sun on our shoulders.  The girls slept the whole way home and Shawn 
and I listened to music with the windows rolled down.  It was a really great day. 

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Andrea said...

Looks beautiful!

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh man that snake made my skin crawl! Eeek

Anonymous said...

Really nice pictures! I think it's great to try and get out with the whole family...builds great memories with the kids!

ashley said...

looks like a great day with your loveys. beautiful pics!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

sounds like a perfect day :)

d'Artagnan said...

Such beautiful photos!



Wendy said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I love that Brees still likes being carried in your Ergo. :)

Little Gray Pixel said...

So adventurous! I love how Isabelle poses in photos -- super cute. :-)

B E C K Y said...

Looks like a good time!

bird and tree said...

how fun!!! I love a great hike! Looks like a blast...and lady, you look great even in hiking do you do it!?!?!? LOVE!!

amy@agoodlife said...

looks like so much fun! except now i think i will be having nightmares about that water moccasin... YUCK!

Dumb Mom said...

Her posing? Awesome! Looks like fun even though I can't say hiking is really my thing!