Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cub Scouts are our life now!

Well, if I wasn't busy before with work, school and Dylan and I am now ... Cub Scouts have taken over our life with pack meetings, den meetings, and fun outings.

March 24th was the Cub Scout Water Rocket Derby ... very cool if I do say so myself!

Then, just a few days later was the HIKE ... not just a casual walk through the fields overlooking the ocean, but a 5 mile hike near Ridge Crest Park at the very top of Newport Coast. The first 30 minutes or so was not bad ... beautiful views and a flat walking surface.


Then we got to the hill ... the very steep hill that went down toward the ocean ...

at this point Dylan was feeling good and ready to continue the hike to our destination for lunch.

Aside from warning the boys to stay on the dirt pathway and away from the poison oak lunch was great. Sitting in the shade was a welcome relief to the boys as well as the parents! The meadow was so beautiful and the weather was perfect for what we had planned. Unfortunately, it had to come to an end at some point and we knew we had to walk back up the steep hill we had walked and/or slid down. 

Dylan posing next to a hitching post and his reaction when I told him we had to walk back now!