My Hiking Princess

IMG_4363

J hiked two miles into a canyon.

This is one of my favorite things that happened while we were at Bandolier National Monument. Over the last few years, I have taken J on longer walks and hikes before. Once when she was recovering from being sick and out of day care because she’d had a fever the day before, I took her to Palo Duro Canyon. We hiked and ate lunch out there, but I ended up feeling terrible – her fever came back the next day.

But not this time, this was full on threenager exploration mode. Our little 3 year old hitting the trail with the group and doing her best to keep up with adult legs.

I’m blow away by what she can do.

She wasn’t wearing tennis shoes, hiking boots, or even closed toed shoes. She wasn’t wearing jeans and a t-shirt or some technical pants that rustles and wicked moisture away.

Nope. None of those things.

She wore her dress and sandals.

We were hiking in a group. She would run in her little sandals to catch up to the group whenever she got behind and only had to stop because it got to steep for daddy to let her keep running.

It was pretty amazing. She is one tough girl that J-girl.

I’m looking forward to taking her on some more hikes as soon as I can. She loved it.

Advertisements

About Sean Smith

Husband, Father, Pastor, Swimmer, Writer, Reader, and attempted Adventurer!
This entry was posted in Family, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s