Saturday, September 13, 2008

Old Robe

This morning we went on a hike with some friends of ours. It's called Old Robe, an old railroad that was built by some New York financiers who figured it was just an itty bitty stream and so they would be safe and laughed at the engineer from WA who told them it was a BAD spot for the railroad. Well, it has been washed away by many Northwest winter storms. Silly New Yorkers:) It was a really fun trail. Andrew was really excited to get to the tunnel. It was a pretty cool tunnel, but getting there, was pretty tricky, they've had a rock slide and so we had to clammer(?) over quite a few rocks. I was really impressed by Andrew, I can't believe he did it!! Benjamin couldn't get enough of the scenery. He kept trying to climb out of the back pack so that he could walk. Maybe next summer Ben.

Here's the crew Bob, Benjamin, Jonathan and Rachel Hawks and Andrew who wouldn't let go of Jonathan's hand. Thanks Jonathan for slowing down for us.
Ready for the rocks? This was on the way back.
Go Rachel!!I just had to post this picture to show what a trooper Andrew was! He clammered right over these rocks and didn't even complain or say he couldn't do it. I'm so proud of you Andrew!! On the way back after we got past these rocks, he was on the run! He didn't want to slow down for ANYONE! Lucky for us, Jonathan is a fast hiker and they stayed together while I hung back, moving a little slower. All in all it was a great day. I think we may have a trail blazer on our hands. Now we just have to keep at it! Did I mention the trail was 1.6 miles one way and the first 1/2 mile is a 200 foot drop in elevation? Andrew walked/ran the WHOLE way!!


Kimberly Giardino said...

Lisa how are you guys doing? I hope all is going well!! You have such a cute family!!!

The Brock Family said...

That looks so fun and beautiful! We miss seeing so much green!

Jenn Borland said...

Wow, what a cool place! It looks like fun! Is that close to where you will be living?