Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Easton Takes A Hike

You read right!  Easton took his Nana and Grand Papa for a hike recently.  While spending some time looking after him, Jeanette and I looked forward to taking him out on one of our favourite trails nearby.
Easton is hanging out with me at my computer
After some WEB/Blogging time, Easton kind of signaled that he had had enough play time on the floor behind my computer chair. It was time for some lunch before heading out on  a hike.
We loaded him up and headed for a well groomed trail nearby.
Easton's parents had brought their running and trail style stroller.  What a treat that thing is.  It's easy to push over rough ground.
"Come on you two.....let's get rolling!  There are things to see.....and time is a wasting!"
Easton was anxious to get going.  The weather was great.  That basically means there was no rain in the forecast.
His Nana had to teach him a few things about fall time and leaves.
Easton was quite taken by his natural surroundings and did not lack for new things to see, touch and smell.

Other than three other couples, we had the trail almost entirely to ourselves.  What a treat that was! 
"Come on Nana....push hard.....!  I want to see what's on the other side of the hill!"
Jeanette took the lead with pushing the stroller on the first part of our hike.  The park attendants had obviously been ahead of us to blow the leaves from the pathways.
Taking a little break.
Thinking Easton would quickly fall asleep, he proved us wrong. We were pleasantly surprised by his alertness.  He took in all the sights and sounds.  
Rounding one of the curves on the trail
When my time came to push the stroller, I too was pleasantly surprised at how easy the task was with those big 'air filled' wheels.  What a treat when compared to the small wheeled stroller we had when our kids were little. I sure remember how often we had to pick up the stroller because of soft ground, such as sand or mud.
Even plowing through this heavily leafed area, the stroller push was a breeze.
Nana is teaching Easton a thing or two about plant life and the four seasons.  He's taking it all in....but maybe that is because those leaves are so big.
He's nice and toasty in his stroller.  Life is good!
We stopped by a brook to watch the fish spawning.  Maybe it is late in the spawning season but the activity level was not what we normally expect in this stream.  There was some activity and that was fun for Easton to see.  He must have wondered what those things splashing in the water were all about.
It's fun exposing Easton to all of this newness.  Everything he saw on this hike was brand new to him.
When we put ourselves in his place, we wonder with amazement at just how much this little fella (7 months old now) has learned and will continue to learn.  It's all brand new!
"Fresh air and all of the activities just plum wore me down.....Nap time OK?"
Near the end of our two hour hike in the woods, Easton had had enough. He fell asleep as we neared the parking area.  That was a lot for him to take in on a cool and frosty day out on the trails.  
Nearing the end of our hike.
What a trooper Easton was.  He did not complain once.  Maybe the eye candy (stimulation of seeing so many new things) so captivated him and kept him engaged.  What a fun afternoon on a trail with our little grandson. 

Back at our home, Easton relaxes before dinner.
A fun day was had by all.
On the RV front......
I completed the winterizing of our 5th wheel, checked out our electrical systems and, after blowing out the water lines - including the on board washer and dryer, I emptied some RV antifreeze into the sink and shower traps, the galley sink traps, and the black and grey tanks.

We are looking forward to hitching up six weeks or so from now and heading away from this land of rain and clouds!

Thanks for dropping by.




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  1. I'm not sure who had more fun on this hike - Easton or the Grandparents? It looked like a tie to me!

    Sure like that last pic of Easton asleep in his stroller after his long, arduous hike! What a life!

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  2. Looked like a great hike with Easton and some nice looking pictures of him. Sure can see the change in season from just a month ago when we were still there. Hard to believe your only six weeks to your departure. Have a great Thursday.

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