Today we celebrated my 3rd Daughter's Birthday, she turned 23 yrs old on May 6th. For her birthday celebrations she wanted to go hiking. Dad made sure it was a reasonable hike that we could all do as we're not exactly the fittest parents anymore. :D Here we are all ready for our hike! Tennie shoes and cameras at the ready and of course water bottles. I got lots of comments like..."really Mom, you're taking photo's of our shoes." Haha! It doesn't bother me though!
Our hike was to Switzer Falls, in the Los Angeles National Forest. As long as we've lived here we've never heard of this place before. I think you will agree with me, it's quite beautiful!
The start of our Hike, over a very picturesque bridge.
More comments about me taking odd photo's, this time of a heart shaped rock.
We had a lovely day out and really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of stone hopping and a few wet feet, but lots and lots of fun. If we go again we will have to take a picnic with us. There were lots of spots that we could have had a picnic at. We were so hungry (we worked up a really good appetite) that we stopped at Mc Donald's on the way home for much needed sustenance. We were all so exhausted when we got back, we ALL took naps before we met up with Birthday girls boyfriend and our oldest daughter's (Mrs J) husband.
These were our treasures from the hike. I haven't seen acorns in a very long time. I love the varied colors and love the way they look on my dining table. So rich.
We went out to dinner all 8 of us to an Italian Restaurant that lets you draw on their butcher paper table cloths. It was fun. This is one of the many drawings that was made in between courses. Lots or artistic hands.
Afterwards we went back to the house for ice cream cake and birthday presents. One of her many gifts was an 8mm projector and an old Laurel and Hardy movie that we found on craigslist. Miss H was a very happy girl and played with her projector until she figured it out. Movie night soon I hope.