Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Yesterday Erik only worked a part day so we took the kids to Tillamook to get a few new pairs of rubber boots, had lunch at Denny's (Hannah and Ivan still had their gift certificates from the library summer reading program) and then came back up to Nehalem to go "hunting".
I was the only one who "shot" anything.
It was a gorgeous day and the views where amazing. No views of deer though. I think the deer heard us coming a mile away (at least).
Marilyn was hunting in style. The pink sunglasses only lasted so long though, and then they ended up in my pocket.
Clayton was the proud person in charge of the binoculars. I believe he is explaining to me the art of sighting deer. And he's wearing a tie with his sweatshirt. Now that is classy hunting wear.
We hiked down through some forest.
All the while looking for deer sign. Marilyn pouted because she wasn't quite sure that hiking through brush much taller than herself was any fun and momma wouldn't hold her.
The kids got really good at spotting deer prints, poop and rubs.
While Marilyn made sure that someone was still paying attention to her pouting and non-joining-in-ness.
And Ivan tried to hide like the deer.
We made it out of the trees to the logging road we drove up and started hiking back up to the van. Marilyn became the party responsible for the binoculars and as a result she and I lagged considerably behind the others.
But I eventually picked her up and made it back up the hill.
Erik had taken the boys hunting Saturday night and Sunday morning during Children's Corner at church the question was asked, "Does anyone know what time of year it is? What season?"
To which Clayton very promptly and loudly announced, "Deer!"
Looking forward to many more hikes in the future.
at 2:40 PM