We had a spontaneous family gathering (missing one family… hope you had a good day, too, Ben and Steph!) on Monday. We decided to go for a short hike with the kids at the Wilderness Center in the morning before meeting up with the rest of the gang for lunch. Lilli joined us for the hike. It was fun to hike through the woods. We found a couple small geocaches – so no treasures to exchange, but a hunt nonetheless.
We looked out over the first small pond in the duck blind. Most everyone posed for individual pictures on the way out… Lilli thought the background was so nice, and she found a feather.
And we hiked up the tall tower. Thanks to Lilli, we even got a family picture!
While there was construction around the dam, we managed to get around the machines to feed the geese and fish. This was the highlight for the kids. As was their own snack.
From here, we headed to Grandma DeeDee’s house for lunch with everyone else. Besides a tasty lunch, there was time to jump on the trampoline, slide down the “water slide,”
play at the “water park,”
explore the playhouse, and play catch. Finally, we headed to Wooster Memorial Park for an afternoon hike before saying good-bye to Nate’s family. Ellie stayed at Papa’s to play with him after waking up from her nap.
Some of us ended back at Grandma’s to eat leftovers before the night ended. It was a beautiful day weather-wise, and it was filled with good memories.