Monday, April 21, 2014

Family Time: Easter Week Hike Part 1

Tomorrow is the 22nd of April and it is Earth day! And I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you some of our hiking trips during the Easter weekend. After all the Easter activities that we did during the afternoon, we decided to hit the Horseshoe Creek Road and explored new places we haven't been to. That is one nice thing about living here  in Wyoming because we are not far from some interesting places. 

We ended up going to the Harris Park here in Wyoming and hiked up the hill with the kids. Hiking is something we love to do even with two kids in tow. Although sometimes it can be a bit stressful and nerve-wracking with two wild kids hiking with us because we are constantly reminding them (especially the big brother) about the possibility of danger that can happen during the hike. Most of the time they do listen and sometimes they don't. My husband and I made a pact to always do our best to not get frustrated and just enjoy the moment. Because really, at this point, our hiking trips are no longer about the destination, but the journey and the memory we are making with the kids. And also get a good workout while on the process.

Hiking is also the best time to teach kids about our Mother-Nature and why we need to respect and protect it. Because if we don't, we won't have a beautiful forest or park to go to and enjoy. 

On this trip, we ended up going on a two and a half hours of hiking, which is a pretty good workout. Plus, carrying a kid on your back or shoulders is no joke. As for me, my new Piggyback Rider is not a perfect ride for my little girl for those long hikes. I really wish I had a better carrier for her so I can really enjoy hiking without feeling the pain on my right shoulder instead of the pain of climbing a steep hill. Anyway, hush with the talking and let me share you the first part of our hike. I hope you all had a great weekend! 

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When you visit this area, you are actually driving on a public road in a private property. But you still have plenty of areas to explore. 

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He is making a shelter just in case we get stranded. But it looks like only he and his sister can fit under it. We are no expert in survival tactics, but we want our kids to have at least an idea of what to do in case an emergency situation happens. And we still need to keep teaching them and us too.
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And one of the things you learn from hiking with your kids is to stop and appreciate every little things along the way. Including the little tiny, pretty flowers. And the fire ants (picture not shown because I was scared to get too close)

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I hope you enjoy these photos and come back next time for the Part 2 of our hike. And, I will also be sharing some photos of our drive that next day, which includes the majestic Laramie Peak. Stay tuned! Oh, I am curious. What are you guys doing tomorrow for the Earth Day? Do share! Have a great one! 


  1. So great to hear that you were able to hike with your family! I'd love to do that too....The place is beautiful :)

  2. Looks like you had some really nice family time. So nice to be out in nature with your family!

  3. wow..what a hiking your family did last Easter...i'm sure you do have a fun and exploring time together.

  4. Love seeing active families! I hiked a lot before little ones and when they get a little older, we are ready to get back out there! Great pictures and looks like everyone had a great time!

  5. The kids look like they had a lot of fun. Great way for the kids to collect memories and experience.

  6. Love your pictures. It looks like your family had a great time together on Easter. Looks so peaceful!

  7. My Brother lives in Laramie. It is very beautiful around there!

  8. It looks like such a great place for hiking. Family time is a precious treat.

  9. Breathtaking nature! Fabulous photos

  10. Such beautiful pictures! I live in South Florida where the land is so flat. I love seeing the differences in your pictures.

  11. What a fun time for the whole family. Photos are gorgeous. It is really cute and important for the children of Tim to learn how to make a shelter in case they unexpectedly need to spend the night in the wild. LOL

  12. Looks like so much fun, and I love your pictures. In the first family photo in the post, it looks like the trees are painted onto the pretty.

  13. That is a beautiful place to spend time with family, enjoying the nature and doing outdoor stuffs. It is still a little chilly over here so we couldn't enjoy outdoor activities yet. It has been raining the whole day yesterday too so it's muddy.

  14. Hiking is definitely an enjoyable outdoor activity for the whole family. I'd like to do that. But my husband tires quickly. :)
    I love those purple flowers.

  15. great idea to go hiking with the kids. I don't think mine is old enough to last a long hike, but I'll definitely try this. Carrying kids on your back can be tough though for long trips. I like the Ergo carriers for back carrying.

  16. Gorgeous. I've always wanted to go to Wyoming.

  17. Those photos are quite beautiful. I love the flower picture.

  18. What beautiful views to share with your family. We went to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio last week and had lots of fun hiking together. Looks like you had a lot of fun.


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