Last Saturday morning I was up early and wanting to do something with our day. On weekends where Dan has to work one of the days, I feel pressured to fit more in that one day off together. But instead of running errands and spending the day cleaning or working on something around the house, I wanted to get out and do something fun together. I know that we will still be able to do fun things once our little girl is here, but I also know that for a while it will be more difficult to do. So as soon as dan opened his eyes at 7:45, which I had so patiently been waiting for, I suggested we go on a hike before the weather turned crappy later that afternoon. Since he doesn't want to let his emotional pregnant wife down, he happily agreed, and by 8:30 we were on our way to Silver Falls.
The beginning of our hike
View from the top & beginning of the trail
Once you pass the first waterfall the trail continues on and has several incline and declines that leads you past a few more falls. I always get so in to our conversations on our hikes and the gorgeous views that I've gone farther than I realized or forgotten parts of the paths on our route. By the time I reach the point where I'm ready for the hike to be over, I've usually gone farther than anticipated and the shortest route to the finish is to just continue on the path. I suppose that helps me get more steps & miles in!