I've only been in the spring and none of the other family besides Handy Man have gone. I wanted to see it in the fall as well as experience it through some little eyes.
This boy is thrilled to be snuggled up warm and tight with his Papa, ready for the hike.
And Giddy-up is ever ready for an adventure. This was a huge chunk of sand stone, that folks have rubbed into a big pile of sand. You could see the layers and in fact, pick them up and squish them into sand. Perfect for driving your car around in.
Though not as numerous as in spring, there were still flowers to be found and lots of interesting fungi.
Lots of spots to stop and have a rest and a snack and a smooch.
Up the side of the cliff and into the cave like opening, where charcoal was found for drawing.
I think hobbits would live here most happily. Can't you picture it?
We headed back home to enjoy some more sunshine, some deewishus homemade lemon birthday cupcakes, and Mr. Smiley's very first ride in the dolphin swing.
Then Bean and Bugg, Ceece and the Captain came by with homemade tortilla chips and salsa, a so cute Gramerly bag and sweet homemades from Bean and Bugg.
I met up with Ol' Mother Hubbard and her crew, along with sister Tish for a quick bite and yummy strawberry pretzel salad before heading to Bible Study. There was a balloon guy and Miss Linnee is simply fetching in her party hat.
So very much sweetness in so very many ways made for a most wonderful day!