Monday, June 10, 2002

A Bit of Hiking

We had breakfast at Paul's where Dan had the biggest omelet I had ever seen-- I told him it must be a dozen eggs, at least! Then we went to see Grandma, where we took her outside to enjoy the sunshine. I caught her a butterfly and she tried to get us to stay for lunch but after that omelet, there was just no way Dan was going to be hungry again before midnight! So we promised to have lunch with her the next day and went to run a few errands and change into hiking gear.

My aunt had given us directions to Sleeping Giant State Park, telling us we'd find some good trails there. So of course we immediately took off on the toughest trail they had, not realizing that it would actually involve some rock climbing. The 2.8 mile trail seemed to go on forever, but it was fun and we had taken granola bars and plenty of water. Since it was getting late by the time we reached the end of the trail, we took an easier 2.2 mile trail back to the car, but still arrived home exhausted.

Uncle John arrived soon after we got home, and I visited with him while Dan napped. He had been in Geneva the previous summer when we had visited, and we had a lot of catching up to do. When Susan got home, I fixed myself up a bit and we all headed out for dinner. We visited for a long time after dinner, and back at home Susan gave us a lot of good advice as to things to do the next day. We were all tired though and turned in early.

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