We took a nice mile-long nature hike at Creamer's Field yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it went.
The trail we took was almost entirely made up of a raised wooden pathway. It was very well kept and easy to walk on. No muddy feet! I think that the trail normally goes over some marshy areas and I'm sure is a mudhole in the spring when the snow is melting. We have had so little rain this summer though and everything was very dry.
Nick did pretty well with the hiking. He is getting so much easier to handle as he gets older. He was walking with his right arm glued to his side (and sometimes had his hand in his pocket). He seems fine until he raises his arm and then he always screams "My arm still hurts!". Poor guy. I'm hoping that it will heal quickly. It sure hasn't slowed him down much!
I'm not sure what is with Nick's pose. What a goofball!
Here is what I believe used to be a pond. It is now an area of dying lily pads.:
We saw many cranes. The Crane Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks.:
And I managed to get them to pose for a picture in the woods.:
Nick was a bit too short to look at the birds which were hanging out in the field. He refused to let anyone pick him up because of his arm though.:
He thought the old tractors which they had parked out front were very cool. He is definitely a boy! Anything with wheels is neat to him. :)