Last Saturday, my friend, Mary, came along with Tino and I on a Cub Scout hike in an area near where we live. The weather was perfect and the scenery was just gorgeous but in some places the trail was very muddy and we had to keep a close eye out for poison oak because it was EVERYWHERE!
My friend, Mary, in the foreground in the blue coat and Tino in the center of the picture in the dark sweatshirt
If you look in the above photo the little guy standing to the left of my son is only 3 years old and he was such a trooper. He walked the whole way with nary a complaint the whole time.
There was a beautiful stream flowing alongside much of the trail.
Mary and Tino
The Cub Scouts
The gentleman is the right of the photo above is such a nice man. He is a wealth of information concerning the names of plants and what they can be used for and he has the patience of Job when he is talking to the kids.
Another shot of the hikers and the stream
This is a waterfall that is actually at the beginning of the hiking area (we did not share the waterfall with the Cubs until after the hike as we knew we would never be able to pull them away from it to do the actual hike, LOL) It is so pretty. I know it is hard to see but that dark area to the right of the waterfall is actually a cave. The very nice gentleman I was talking about earlier led the Cubs in and showed them around with his flashlight. Tino loved it!
Tino standing at the mouth of the cave with someone else behind him a little bit inside of it.
And this is Tino standing up above the waterfall. I looked away for a moment and almost had a heart attack when I looked up to where he was. Of course, I had to snap a picture before I hollered to him to get the heck down from there.