Friday, April 19, 2013

Family Adventuring

While Lane was off work on Monday, we went on a family goecaching adventure. First stop was the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation.
Cache number one...

We came across and identified many different animal prints in the sticky spring mud.
Dog, squirrel and raccoon prints...

As the person usually taking the pictures, I'm trying to remember to hop in front of the lens occasionally. 
Proof that I exist, cache number two, and hubby adventuring...

Spring in bloom...

We came across a sea of walnut remnants that the girls figured came from a squirrel family feast.
Mother Nature's beauty...

On our way back to the car, we came across a large pile of shale...

Lane showed the girls how shale is constructed of layers and how easy it is to break apart...

After leaving the metroparks, our next stop was Emerald Corporate Park. We searched and searched but didn't find the third cache on our list.
Teasels, Layla leading the way, and playing "rescue from the island"...

 Field of Teasels...

We moved on to cache number four as the sun was beginning to set.
Aelyn climbing, stream crossing, a home for a gnome, and cache number four...

and we were treated to the captivating song of spring peepers...

We stumbled upon more animal tracks. 
Deer prints...

We found one more cache before heading home from a glorious day of family adventuring. As we were leaving the woods, I captured this sweet moment of Layla singing and dancing her way down the path...



5 comments:

Hannah White said...

What a lovely day!

MamaBeany said...

What a wonderful day! The learning that took place is immeasurable! I recently came across your blog and so enjoy your posts and your perspective. Kudos to you!

An aside--We visited Cleveland over 2 years ago for the Christmas Story convention--had never been to the area before. Cleveland does, indeed, rock!

Peace & Joy,
MamaBeany

sas said...

Wonderful post, thank you!
Have a lovely weekend and warm greetings from Holland,
sas

Stephanie said...

So many wonderful things!
We just picked up a new 'scat and tracks' book the other day. :)
And now I' wanna go do some letterboxing! (like geocashing, but no gps.)

Bury Family Life said...

This looks like a lovely day out. I love the animal footprint tracking :)

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