Sunday, April 29, 2012

Boone Part II

Day two at Grandpa's we drove up to the SMALL town of Todd. First thing we did was eat lunch at the General Store. It was very good and the perfect energy boost before our bike ride of the day.  
 The store doesn't look like much on the outside but on the inside it is full of awesome character and yummy food!
 Maylin and Grandma Claire getting ready for the ride.
 Before we really got going we had to stop at the old caboose. The kids had a great time climbing and pretending to be train conductors.
 We rode for a while and then stopped to take a break by the river. The temperature was absolutely perfect, the scenery was breathtaking and the sound of the water rippling made me want to stay there all day long.
 Pierson was having fun playing by the waters edge.
 Grandma and Grandpa also enjoyed the chance to take in the peace that surrounded us.
 Pierson and Maylin reenacted the Titanic.
 Photo opp.
 We had reached the "almost" point-of-no-return. Between Pierson's bike being too small and this being the second day of riding little legs were getting tired. Instead of going to the end we listened to the plea's of the little ones who decided this point would be the end. It was that or figure a way to tow their bikes back. :)
Maylin making a b-line back to town. 
 Once we got back to Grandpa's house the kids wanted to make sure the Dr. was OK. They checked his heart rate and
 took his temperature. Except for being ornery fortunately this Dr. was fine.
 While Grandma Claire was cooking spagehtti sauce from scratch (which my kids devoured!) the kids flipped
 explored Daddy's childhood tree house
 drew pictures
 and climbed trees.
 Soon enough Claire was calling us into dinner! I'd say Pierson was excited about spaghetti! It took him no time at all to get up to the house.
It was another great day! Thanks for everything Grandma and Grandpa!


Amanda said...

Love the pictures! We usually do a 5K that starts at that store every year in September. It is a beautiful place!

Grandma Shultz said...

Grandma Claire and Grandpa Mickey, you surely know how to make a fun visit for all four of the Clines.
Maylin and Pierson came home full of stories of their adventures. That bike riding looked so fun!