Where have I been over the weekend? In Mammoth. Our annual Labor Day weekend trek to the mountains for some fresh air, fishing, and outdoorsy type things. A good time was had by all.
Sean got to go on an all day fly fishing expedition sans any children where he snagged a 22 inch Rainbow Trout. (Don’t worry, he released it.)
That is the biggest smile I think I have ever seen on him. Including on our wedding day. Hmm.
The girls and I spent that day with our extended family hiking to see Devil’s Postpile National Monument. We took a shuttle bus into Inyo National forest then hiked .4 miles to the top of the monument and then circled around. It took us about two hours including a nice break on top of the monument where the rocks are arranged in a honeycomb pattern. It’s a gorgeous area.
It’s also dusty.
The big girls did almost all the hike alone. Ella got carried the last few hundred feet. (Yay for extended family!)
Penny traveled via the much-used Baby Bjorn. We were all tired at the end of the hike.
The shuttle picks up and drops off at the ski resort. In the summer they have fun activities like mountain biking, rock wall climbing, and zip lining. The girls got in on the action.
Samantha really wanted to do the rock wall and, of course, Ella had to follow. It didn’t go over so well. Sammy made it about 3/4 of the way up before she looked down and decided not to go any farther.
Ella made it up over my head. She gave it a good try. She kept losing her footing and spinning backwards. She turned herself twice.
The third time, it was done. This was right before the crying started.
The zip line went much better. They both loved it.
In fact, they loved it so much, we had to go back the next day and show Daddy.