Mark enjoyed looking at parkÂ maps and wanted to find a really good hike. Â He wanted something difficult, but not too hard for everyone. Â He would have been happy to find a place that only he and Daddy could go, but that did not work this time.
He did find a hike for us though. Â We walked around Jordan Pond and climbed the South Bubble. It is not the climb for people who dislike hikes or climbing over rocks!
Unfortunately, I did not get as many pictures as I would have liked. Â I had used up all myÂ memory cards and deleted the obviously bad pictures just so we could have a few more pictures. Â Allan would later comment that I took over 1500 pictures before running out of space. He also promised new memory cards for future trips!
The kids all took off ahead of us again and helped Megan over rough spots. There were only a few spots she had trouble with because of her height. Â We had people stop and ask if that bunch of kids ahead were ours. Â Then they would comment how polite the kids were or how good they were with the little ones. Â We heard so many complimentary things about our kids during that walk! Â They even tried helping another family with younger children get to the summit!
The trail going up was a bit challenging for me. Â I don’t enjoy climbing rocks as much as Mark does; though climbing down is a lot worse! There was one spot where my legs were just not long enough and Allan had to give me a boost up. Mark and Allan both were there to help when needed and I often thought how blessed I am that both of my men are so considerate. I was also thankful that I can hike trails like this. Â I don’t like them as much as others, but it would have been awful not to have been able to enjoy the day with my family.
When we got to the top, we could see a long way off. Â It was a beautifulÂ place to rest and enjoy our lunch! Coming down was a lot easier, it was less rocky and the scenery completely different.