The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Young Explorers

To reach the bridge we HAD to go through this culvert
 I like to get the boys out exploring or adventuring at least once a week. Sometimes we can get an adventure during the week which is an extra bonus, but most of the time it seems to be on Sunday. The following is from the last two Sundays exploring some of my secret places I have found over the years. Don't bother asking them where they are, they have been sworn to secrecy.
climbing skills utilized

Bridge clearly visible above

The watery slush below is about 10 inches deep 
 The first exploration was with Super "Y" and Big "D". "G" Man was under the weather and stayed home with mom. It was late in the afternoon when we finally got out of the house, so it would have to be short. I decided to show them a deep gully complete with a natural bridge. I really enjoy going here any time of the year, I only wish it was longer.
We Had to go through another culvert to reach our destination the next week . Are these things portals to adventure ?

Abandoned shelter 

Maybe we'll set up our own hide-out

Another gully similar to the one from last week

Cold weather slip-and-slide
 The next Sunday all three of my crew were up for adventure. Lynn decided to sit this one out and get some errands done :(.  I did have to coax them a little with the promise of bottled pop to pry them from the cartoons and video games. Once we got rolling the TV and computer didn't enter their minds for the rest of the day.  We were headed for a decent sized, but little known waterfall, and anything else along the way or in the area.
Headed behind the waterfall

"G" Man's throne

best seat in the house

Big hole in which the water was flowing through to the stream bed. Not a good place to fall into, but perfect  place for tossing chunks of ice or rock.
 The days adventure seemed to follow the theme of going IN places. We went into a culvert, the back side of a waterfall, two separate tunnel/caves thingys, and a homeless guy's cave/shelter. By the time we got back to the van they were worn out, mission accomplished.
It smelled like dirty feet inside, as you can see by the facial expression 

Yoda is in here somewhere, I'm sure of it

Well at least I know they are not vampires

What does gymnastics since age 3 get you ?   Flexibility  

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