Athia and I took on a weekend of hiking

Athia and I took on a weekend of hiking

Athia and I hiked parts of the Baker Trail and North Country Trail this weekend. We met up with some of the Baker Trail Gurus like Dewaine, Patty, Donna, Sarah and Ruth on Saturday morning for a two day hike. Our trek took us 15 miles on Saturday. Then we slept at a cabin in Cook Forest for the night. Sunday’s hike was about 10 miles before we made it to our car. Janine and I are working hard to make sure our girls are ready for the life that hits you after high school, so I am happy to report that Athia was a trooper the whole time. It was a lot of mountains and valleys, and with the help of a few snickers bars… I did a great job without complaining. 😉 Athia did much better than me on the hike, and ended the trek with a smile… I think. She was up with Dewaine at the head of the pack so I couldn’t see her very well. We passed an enormous beaver dam on Saturday. I think it is the largest one I have seen so far. It was pretty awesome to witness. We also passed by a clear-cut section of forest. We have been looking for a photo of clear cutting for the game for several years, so I am happy that we now have one … but also happy that it took us three years of searching to find one. The folks at the Baker Trail are all in for a Baker Trail Area Starter Deck, so the girls and I will get started...
A Looong Trip

A Looong Trip

My Trip Over Christmas Break It all started when my parents decided to have a long family trip to see family and get pictures for my game. We hadn’t seen some of my family in long time because they lived a long way away, and my mom and dad wanted us to see them again. We also went because we are making a new “Wild” game in the region South East North America. Our trip started in Harrisburg, PA. In Harrisburg we stayed at our cousins, Michelle, Shawn, Alex, and Ali, and had a blast. Alex is eighteen and Ali is twenty some so we didn’t see Ali, and the only time we saw Alex was a short period of time and then he left to stay at his friends. Most of the time spent there we watched “American Ninja Warrior” while catching up in life, having fun, and eating delicious food. Our trip then took us to Baltimore, Maryland to see an aquarium.  At the aquarium we met up with one of my best friends, Robin, and her family. We spent most of the day at the aquarium. My two favorite pictures from the aquarium are a picture of a giant sea turtle and me running to Robin and her running to me, arms out, ready to give a bear hug. While we were at the aquarium we saw many animals, ate lunch, saw a dolphin show and watched Robin’s little sister, Avery, when she got bored from being at the aquarium for so long.  Overall, we got many pictures and had lots of fun. The trip then took...