Thursday, September 25, 2008

Weekend Drive

So this past weekend, instead of our usual sitting around in pjs and watching movies all weekend, we actually went out and did something! And I'm just finally getting around to uploading the pictures!

First we went driving around the Chequamegon National Forest and checked out some of the campgrounds for future reference. Really we went out driving because I was anxious to get some pretty pictures of the trees changing.

While I'll be complaining this winter about the coldness and overabundant snow, it sure is damn beautiful around here in the fall.


After we drove through the national forest, we decided to go check out Copper Falls State Park and hike around the falls. It was beautiful! And it was the first time I and the kids had been there.

I carried baby B in the carrier and my husband carried D on his shoulders. D was too funny. When my husband first got him up on his shoulders he grabbed on tight and said "Don't you fall D, don't you fall." My husband said he had a death grip on his neck. Less than 10 minutes later he said "Don't you poop on my back D, don't you poop on my back!"















It was such a beautiful day! Even so, we only made it about a quarter of the way around the trail before we turned back. Two reasons: the adults were a little tired from carrying the extra weight up stairs and hills... and we heard a low growling coming from the woods... we didn't really want to stick around and possibly find out what it was.

After the hike, since we were pretty close, we decided to go up a little further to Lake Superior and do a picnic dinner. Amazingly, I didn't take any pictures while we were there. I should have because there were hundreds of seagulls in the parking lot and on the shore. We didn't really want to brave the flock, so we ate in the car. I'm glad we didn't get out - my husband rolled down his window and threw out a piece of his bread and about 40 seagulls swarmed the car! We thought they were going to bust in. It was a little like "The Birds" for a minute there.

It was nice to get out of the house and do something, and it was probably one of the last nice weekends left to do so. It could be snowing here next week. ;)

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14 comments:

Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy said...

Fall here really is spectacular! Too bad we can't just fast forward over Jan - Mar!!

Nut Nut said...

WOW! I'm now starting to think we should get out and do something outdoorsy before it gets cold. Nothing like there, but still blah nonetheless.

It looks really beautiful there!

Missy said...

How pretty! Our leaves haven't really started to change yet, but I love this time of year!

Jenn said...

It's very pretty, I love doing stuff like that!

Mamarazzi said...

GREAT pics...awesome story. looks like a fab time had by all!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

gorgeous - wow - I wish I had something like this by me to take the kids to!

honeywine said...

Something about being out in the green woods with fresh air just clears your mind. I think I need to do that! Does the Ritz offer camping facilities?

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! I so agree, getting out into the great northern woods is BEAUTIFUL right now. We're heading up to Door County this weekend.

anymommy said...

Beautiful. I can't believe the leaves are changing.

April said...

Great shots! Love the fall foliage/

Chris said...

Keep shooting those pictures -- they'll keep you warm this winter.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

low growling...umm yeah I wouldn't be sticking around either. Sounds like a nice day.

Cecily R said...

Oh, I'm JEALOUS. Looks like a fabulous time. And what a wonderful view! Beautiful!!!

Suzie said...

Great pics and it looks like a great trip

 
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