B-day, Wedding, and the Joy of Hiking

In three short weeks, my only child is getting married!  The planning (which began 2 years ago when they got engaged) is done and everyone is ready for a June wedding!  She turned 27 last month, and yesterday came home to have a belated birthday celebration.

After a lovely dinner last night, followed by wedding chatter until midnight, we all got a good night’s sleep so we could go for a relaxing hike today.  This was the first time my daughter had been to our favorite state park – Hungry Mother.

My husband and I go to Hungry Mother several times a year, either to hike, stay in a cabin, kayak on the lake, or just enjoy the town nearby.  I was very excited to share this park with her and we had the perfect weather for it.

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We took a trail that was fairly new to me and enjoyed a fantastic view of the highest peak in the park – Molly’s Knob.

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I have been to the top of Molly’s Knob, which offers the best view in the park, but this scene is not too bad either.

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I regret that it took me so long to discover hiking, but I’m glad Lori is enjoying it at a much younger age.

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What a great way to celebrate her birthday, her upcoming wedding, and life!

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10 thoughts on “B-day, Wedding, and the Joy of Hiking

  1. Any day spent with our children is a win in my books! Sounds like you have so much to celebrate in the coming weeks. Enjoy every moment of it!

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  2. Wait, hang on. That can’t be right. It seems like just yesterday that you and Jennifer were ruining my lunch talking about the color of the poo in her diaper. Congratulations!

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