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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Follow, follow

Shoun loves to go hiking thanks to a great friend who took him hiking a while back. He has a picture from this day that he keeps on his dresser. Thanks, Uncle Jerry, for introducing him to this great past time! Because of this interest, we've been doing a bit more hiking than we used to. Since the Appalachian Trail goes right through our backyard, it's a natural choice. Okay, it doesn't exactly go through our backyard. But close enough to enjoy it often.

The other day, John and the kids met up with a hiker whose Trail name is Turtle because she's carrying a turtle with her from Georgia to Maine.

Tonight it was six of us: John, me, Shoun, Isaac, Eden and HopeAnne. We must have looked like Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their rhyming crew in Boston Public Gardens as we followed the trail single file through fields and woods. Instead of Make Way for Ducklings maybe we should write Make Way for Kinglings? Then someone got the bright idea to play Follow the Leader. What a sight we must have been as we "flew", jumped, marched, and patted trees in a quest to follow the leader. The best scene by far would have been watching us all scratch our derrieres in response to the leader's cue.

Nothing like a good hike to bring out the kid in all of us!

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