Mother’s Day

The start of a beautiful Mother's Day hike with friends - this is at Point No Point Lighthouse. 11K walk through the Hansville Greenway. From L to R: Sam, Adam, Ben.

The start of a beautiful Mother’s Day hike with friends – this is at Point No Point Lighthouse. 11K walk through the Hansville Greenway. From L to R: Sam, Adam, Ben.

I had a wonderful day with my boys – only missing Dave due to work (inspection week). We went on a long hike with some friends up near the coast in Hansville. Since my friend was sick and had opted for an easier hike than originally planned, I thought we were doing a 2-3 mile jaunt. Poor Sam was sick with a sore throat this morning, so I figured that would work well. Turned out to be an 11K tour of the Hansville Greenway! But thankfully I brought snacks, water, and bought even more at the tiny grocery. Turned out the white powder donuts (who doesn’t want that sugar kick on a hike?!) were MOLDY! I proudly handed them out and Adam took a nice bit then Ben said “Hey Mom, what’s this hair stuff?” I thought it was ok at first (those things don’t look natural anyway), then we saw green hairy stuff further into the package! Ewww! Everyone had a nice laugh about that. The expiration date did not include a year, so who knows how long they’d hung out on the shelf next to the lonely looking bear claws?

The greenway is a place I’d visited with Sam when he was 9 months old. Kim had hiked there with baby Adam as well. It was fun to go back with our big “babies”.

Hiking the Hansville Greenway when Sam was 9 months old :)

Hiking the Hansville Greenway when Sam was 9 months old 🙂

Anyway – came home to clean the chicken coop and bury a chicken who unfortunately passed through the night. Sam now has 102.7 fever, poor guy! So – got to experience it all in just one day 😉 But who am I to bemoan a bit of work? The frontier ladies probably didn’t even have a Mother’s Day!

All three throwing nearly at once!

All three throwing nearly at once!

Some Scotch broom of a different variety. Pretty - but a weed on the "noxious" list. Poor weed!

Some Scotch broom of a different variety. Pretty – but a weed on the “noxious” list. Poor weed!

2 Comments

  1. Gramma 11 May, 2015

    I can’t imagine that huge hike with a fever — Sam is incredibly hardy and uncomplaining. Then there’s you — after a tough week, you are all bright and cheerful, and likely missing many hours of sleep during the week. I’ve been to Point No Point several times. At some times in the year, it’s loaded with driftwood, but most of it looks broken up this time. I imagine you all peeked through the lighthouse windows — some interesting history there, and I’ve been to the local grocery. The “hairy” story made my tummy turn over! Thanks for posting pictures and “stories”.

  2. Allison Krug 11 May, 2015

    He is incredibly hardy, I agree! Just to clarify or I sound like a mean mom – he didn’t have a fever when we left. I wouldn’t have done the hike at all if he had. It was 99 at most and stayed low grade until 4pm or 4:30pm when I took it again (100+ is considered “fever” as far as going to school and sports, etc.). It didn’t spike until about 7pm. He’s back to low grade today.

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