Yesterday we went to MY Crowley's Ridge Park to check out some trails we have never been down and it was totally pawsome! We checked out the Dancing Rabbit Trail (and no - we didn't see any rabbits let alone any dancing ones :). The trail was actually named after a Indian Princess that lived there long long ago and her name was Dancing Rabbit. Here we are at the beginning of the trail and crossing the first of the many bridges which of coarse Mom loved - I think we crossed 8 in total.
And then we came across it! A suspension bridge - Mom wasn't sure how we were going to like it as it was about 20 foot above the ground and moved with every step but we just jumped up on it and crossed it like the adventuring pro's we are. Mom said it had a weird wave like motion but we didn't even notice it.
Of coarse Mom just groaned when we reached the other side and came across this sign - "LOOP" - well we all know what that means - it is double dutch and means 'let's get lost again!' And the "moderate" which is the way we went - well it was moderate if you were a mountain goat !!!! We can only say that sign was lucky to be standing after we returned on the loop because Mom was mighty tempted to karate kick it - luckily her legs were too tired !
This is one of the easier parts of the trail - now you are probably wondering where Dweeb is? Well we have a system when out exploring - I the INTREPID one is always out in front. Mom with camera in hand is always in the middle and Dweeb is always last - bringing up the rear. He likes to watch Mom find the easiest footing and follow her - what a wimp!
And check out this super cool fungi we came across - it was snow white and looked like either coral or snowflakes clustered together. It was only growing on the one log and we didn't see it anywhere else at all. Remember you can click on any of the pics to see them bigger.
By time we made it back to where we had parked the car near the Wishing well - we were all ready to jump in and have a nice cold spa. The lake below is the one they empty every year and fill up the next year for swimming.
Just a note about Mom - she has been going crazy the last few days taking us adventuring everywhere. See Mom is working on the philosophy of 'do it when you can' because these last couple of months have been pretty rough. She has a few good days when she feels great and then wham out of the blue something irritates her IBS and she can barely drag herself out of bed because the pain is so bad. But we have had absolutely beautiful weather and Mom has been feeling great so we are not wasting a moment of it.