Sunday, May 10, 2009

Climbing Sugarloaf Mountain

Sometimes you've just got to get out of the city, hit the trails, and enjoy nature. But since we don't have time for that, we opted to visit Sugarloaf "Mountain" instead.  As you can see in this photo, the summit of Sugarloaf towers over the valley below.  Fear not -- there is a road that gets you half way to the top so you don't have to work too hard.

Tennyson was a hiking fool.  There's just no slowing him down once he hits his stride.

Or at least we think that would be true -- he's never actually hit his stride.  He does like throwing rocks at the wildlife and trying to hit beetles and ants with sticks, though.

Suzanne just loved the reward at the end of the long, grueling, 15-minute climb.  "The view makes it all worth it," she exclaimed.

You have to stop and take pictures of signs with your name on them.  You just have to.

Oh, and we're potty training Tennyson, which only adds to the adventure and suspense.  
Ahhh, nature.


Katie said...

laugh, laugh and more laughs at that last picture. oh what a nice family day. we need to do that. poor luke walks aimlessly around the house all day saying "outside?... outside?"

Holly said...

I'm laughing my head off right now! There's no need to take your potty chair with you on a hike. Nature is one big potty - jk. Actually that is how we ended up potty training Denver. After weeks of working with him, it suddenly clicked when we went camping and let him pee on the trees. He loved it, and decided to give in and become "trained". Good luck!

Stacy said...

So stinking funny! I love that head of hair he has.

Hillary said...

Suzy, I don't know that I've ever seen a bad picture of you. That one of you once you hit the end of the climb is beautiful!

Clara said...

Luke is your number one blog fan--he always wants to see pictures of Tennyson and is particularly interested in the picture of Tennyson on the potty-- here is hoping to inspire him and he wants to type a message to0--1777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777-- apparently he likes the number 7

Lanes said...

well, everyone should be able to go potty on the top of a car. who wouldn't want to potty train! i hope the reunion was so fun, will you e-mail me and give me a re-cap please. I would love to hear about it, i really wish i could have made it, i would have loved to see you guys! i want all the details . . . please!