Okay so this post is a little late… Sorry… Our previous family blog was nuked by GoDaddy so we had to start over with this one. But this one’s gonna be better. So I guess it’s not all bad news. And okay, so I woulda been late with this post on the old blog anyway. But that’s my excuse.
So this year for Father’s Day, someone had the brilliant idea (probably me – genius huh?) of hiking the San Lorenzo River from The Buckeye Trail to the train trestle. Didn’t seem like all that far… But it turned out to be 8.8 miles… Oy!
And the river was higher than I thought it would be… double Oy… Isn’t there supposed to be a raging drought happening right now? What’s with all this water? But I digress….
Brief summary of the day… We drove down to the parking lot near the Buckeye Trail head, parked and proceeded on foot… Was a pleasant hike down to the river… longer than I thought it would be but still pleasant. Then it was time to enter the water… Oy… cold… but we were on a mission and quickly got used to the water… Then it was time to hike… Wading wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be… rocks, rocks, rocks… bushes, hardly any sand or anything smooth anywhere… good heavens! Things weren’t going very fast, or fast enough. We had dinner reservations… So way sooner than planned we exited the water and took to the trails to dash back to one of our cars and waiting showers… and of course… our dinner reservation. I could definitely belabor all this… but I’ll let some of the pictures do the talking… My biggest joy (and it was a big one) was getting to spend this time with Donna and the boys.