Typical, we just needed more time!! That's Okay it just makes you want to get back and do it again I guess.
First I will say I am usually so excited to plan a ton of fun stuff. I put a lot of that on a side burner when Olivia planned to come and more of it went to the wayside when she fell in love with the gorge and swimming in it.
This is part of the camper only trail to the gorge which Olivia stopped and pointed out-This looks like a place where dinosaurs live. Um, I have to agree.
Lilly was NOT TOO HAPPY to have this girl swimming away from her. Each time she jumped in she would bark and paw at the water as if to say Get back here! Sadly, the second day after a tough hike she just couldn't handle it. Her stress level got a little too much so we had to head back to camp. She was super freaked out.
We decided to head down the road for more chocolate for s'mores and found a super pizza place and a Subway. So much for camp cooking. We were just starving.
As soon as we got back Lilly kept harassing us and we realized she wanted in bed. so we let her in the tent and she was out. This photo is of us trying to go to bed but Lilly was hogging the bed and snoring like an old man. We are clearly tired and giggling like fools at this. our neighboring campers must have thought we were nuts. The night before we laid in bed looking through the photos of the day and laughing.
Better than being kept away by the drunks or the baby crying at 3am.
We did manage to get 1 hike in on Mt Ascutney. We made it 1.1 miles to Cascade Falls where the girls cooled off and played in the pools. Unfortunately Liv slipped on some rocks and hurt her leg and then her butt. Ouch! So we decided not to go any further and slowly make out way back down.
She did feel well enough to cross this fallen tree on all fours. I had a mix of terror and not wanting her to be afraid to try super cool stuff so I held my breathe and took photos from all angles. I admire her guts.
We decided to have lunch/dinner at this cute little diner once we got out of the woods around 4pm. Nice to be one of only 4 people here and talk with the owner while he cooked our food right in front of us at the counter.
The second night it seemed Mother nature decided to give us a show. We heard and saw 2 owls on the hunt in the campsites around us. We think they may have been shopping a porcupine slowing making his way around in a little clearing below our site. Then as we were closing down the fire and getting ready for bed This guy showed up and even jumped up on Olivia's foot. I think he wanted to snuggle with us in the tent.
This shot just sums it up. They came home happy and tired. Correction WE came home happy and tired.