I love Valentine’s Day!! It’s seriously one of my favorite holidays, as well, Christmas & the 4th of July!
This Valentine’s Day was a little bitter sweet, as Ben was out of town…… & it was on a Saturday, that I had OFF!
Thinking about what to do, I thought, hummm… maybe my dad & denise are free & we can go visit them!!!
Yes! They were! My dad texted to bring hiking shoes….. an adventure was awaiting!
Grandpa also told the kids about a treasure up there that we could find… They were thinking “geo-cash,” but
definitely peaked their interest in finding the “treasure!”
Well– my idea of hiking, was perhaps a “muddy” walk, or something…. I totally should have known better…
Conner had his running shoes, Kira had her Dr. Martins, & Madison had snow boots!!
Madison set off in the lead, with me trailing behind, of course to take pics!
I definitely stopped the most, of course to take pics… Turning around I was in awe!! How beautiful!
Oh to catch my breath!
they were totally waiting for me to catch up!
a little further up, myself & now Madison trailing behind…..
Snow boots were NOT the ideal hiking boot for Madison, as well, skinny jeans!!!!
Super hot feet & itchy ankles were not a great mix to stay in the lead…
With much patience & encouragement we kept going!
Every time I turned around it was more beautiful!
& FINALLY! We made it to the top of Diamond Mountain, or as my dad called it, Mo Mountain!!!!
the box of treasure was found…. $20.00 for each kid & their favorite candy bar!!!! oh the REWARD!
Pretty amazed by my dad’s ability to take the mountain on! He hiked it without breaking a sweat. Like a champion!
More than likely could have hiked it three or four times in the time it took us (me & madison) to get up it!!!!!
I thought a lot of my childhood and following behind him & crying because I couldn’t keep up, & how my sister could…. & I was always SLOW & HATED hiking or fishing or hunting!! LOL!
Between me & you I am not much of a nature girl… let’s just say!
This time, however, I just watched him, in awe, that he was my dad, and that no matter how far behind him I was, he was proud of me…
Truly a great Valentine’s!
Going down the mountain was a snap compared to going up it! HA! The kids blazed down it, as my dad patiently walked down with me.
Praise the Lord I didn’t slide down it on my buns!!! (Yes, truly worried that might happen)
I spy three kids down below
Such a beautiful day & awesome memory!! We hiked Diamond Mountain!
& one with Gramps!