Happy Trails

Yesterday was Father’s Day (which you were already aware of, even if you live under a rock). SuperDad wanted to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail near us.

2009 June 008

SuperDad with MusicMan, Encyclopedia Blue, and SnakeMaster

I left these 4 at the end of a steep, narrow, gravel road to start their hike. Don’t let the looks on the faces of those red-shirted boys fool you. They were happy to begin hiking — they just don’t like posing for pictures. SuperDad actually hoped it would rain because it hasn’t rained enough around here lately. Humorous-Juniorous and I drove to our usual hop-on point of the A.T. with the plan of meeting them halfway.

It was enjoyable to hike with H-J because he didn’t mind my stopping to take pictures, which makes him just about the perfect hiking buddy!
I took the following group of pictures for this week’s GREEN theme over at Carmi’s Thematic Photographic.

2009 June

Because I had paused to take a 15 minute nap and wrap up SuperDad’s Father’s Day gift, his hiking group had a 90 minute head-start on us, but H-J and I still managed to meet them at the rock cropping overlook a couple of miles away from where we parked.

2009 June 018

Happy Father’s Day to SuperDad

15 responses to “Happy Trails

  1. What a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

  2. I am glad you told us that they were actually happy to be hiking, because they sure don’t look it here!

    Very good-looking family you have!

  3. what a great day!!

  4. what a nice father’s day!! my dad chose to stay home with all of us… we spent most of the day watching mythbusters 😉

  5. Oh my goodness, your son is maybe talle than his dad?
    Hey, our wwc entry tomorow is dedicated to you….

  6. Fantastic bit of greenery and a Super Dad.

  7. That’s a great idea to split up when you have people operating at different speeds. The camera is an excellent excuse to take a breather I’ve found!

  8. You already know how lucky you are to have a good husband – now go and give him a big hug from someone who wasn’t as lucky!
    (I know, I’m a bit late, but take it for what it’s worth!)

    • I gave him a big hug when he walked in the door tonight. I was incredibly glad to see him after hearing the news reports of a commuter train crash.

  9. Sounds like a fun day!!

  10. Sounds like you had a great day and those are wonderful photos.

  11. That’s a great way to celebrate the day. And your green photos were perfect.

  12. Awesome. It’s so green! What a wonderful way to spend Father’s Day!