Cascade Springs

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On this particular Sunday, we needed to get out.  The kind of getting out that involves letting the kids run around, a change of scene and a drive through the mountains to top it off. Cascade Springs was the perfect solution!

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The weather was cool and drizzly, which was a nice change from the usual hot July afternoons we’d been having.

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Cayden and Megan, those two just go together!

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Ashlyn was testing her luck by walking on the very edge.

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Not pictured much: Alison, because she was always running ahead of us!

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Ashlyn took a picture of Matt and I in the middle of a light drizzle.

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Ashlyn became a fearless tree climber. It doesn’t look like she’s that far off the ground, because of my camera angle, but she was! AND… she had to get to that side of the branch by walking across it like a balance beam. Yikes!

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Dylan loves all trees also!

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Jackson was always on the hunt for the most unusual flowers!

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Everyone loved to play in the water!

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I sure do love Cayden!

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This picture on our way out just shows that our energy levels are still high! The stroller wasn’t used, we’re still running up the trail and we’re looking forward to our stash of granola bars in the van. A perfect Sunday outing!

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Just before the parking lot there is a great viewpoint. Alison snuggled up with Matt and let him show her the sights.

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On the drive home we saw a mommy moose (cow) and her two babies (calves). We were so excited! She was HUGE!!

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We have a rule in our van that NO ONE can sit by Megan. That may seem mean, but she gets riled up so easily- either super high (highest levels of laughter which leads to highest levels of squealing at a pitch that shatters ear drums) or super LOW (ie- her seat buddy makes her grumpy, angry, kicky). But Dylan LOVES to be the one sitting to her at the closest seating distance allowed. We did have an entertaining drive home.

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Megan laughed during the whole ride home!  My silly, happy Dylan!

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