Sunday, August 23, 2009

Picnic at the Peak

Saturday morning, I told Kippy that I think we should go on a picnic since it was going to be such a nice day, but I didn't know where we should go. Kippy immediately said, "Inspiration Peak!!" It sounded like a great place to me.

We began gathering our supplies: blanket, water bottles, hiking backpack, camera and of course, yummy picnic goodies.
Fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers with dill.... I was in HEAVEN! And juicy sweet watermelon for dessert.

Amazingly, there was no wind and very few bugs.

We watched other people try to get water out of the pump, but Steve was the only one who was successful. Something about momentum... I just enjoyed the gun show while Steve helped the girls wash up the dishes at the water pump.
Bella was a good little princess and stayed right on our blanket until we went hiking.

Steve was studying the caches that I had printed out. We were looking for two geocaches at the Peak. One was a virtual cache where we just had to find the answers to three questions, which meant the kids had to make sure to read all the signage.
As we were getting ready to leave Inspiration Peak, Kippy exclaimed, "This is the best Saturday ever!"
We stopped in Battle Lake to find one more cache and also to treat ourselves to ice cream at Ganny's Panties. As we were driving back to Fergus Falls, Steve told Kippy, "Enough with the repetition!" because she was annoying him by repeating the same thing over and over. Kippy replied, "I'm in a good mood. Don't ruin it." That cracked me up. Kippy was on a high that her great idea of a picnic at the Peak worked out so well and nothing was going to dampen her good mood.


Lori said...

That looks like an awesome way to spend...what could very possibly be the last....a lazy summer day.

the mom~ said...

Our family hasn't ever been there, need to put that on our to do list! Looks like a great day! Did you find any of the caches you were after?

Heather said...

Wow, you guys had a great weekend! I am so happy that you FINALLY had a weekend of nice weather before the summer ended. We still need to make it up there, hopefully we'll get to that soon.

MB said...

Nice. Twig probably remembers getting water from the well E of Edgeley to make pickles.

Charlene said...

I'm glad we had a chance to visit there before we leave. My children loved it there and it looks like you guys had a great time too.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful day!