Sorry for the non scrapping post, but I wanted to share some pics of our outing today. We had a gorgeous day today and I wanted to spend it outside and not cooped up in the apartment, so we went to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. It's about 45 minutes from here and it's just beautiful. Over the next few weeks the Spring Migration starts and there will be quite a few raptors flying overhead.
The absolute best time to visit Hawk Mountain is in the Fall (mid October) You get 2 treats for the price of one. First off there's the foliage. OMG is it something to see. Every color imaginable can be seen, especially when you're at the top and have a 200 degree view! Then there's the Fall migration. You are almost guaranteed to see some birds. It's really a neat trip.
So here are a few pictures from our visit today.
Yikes! That's a lot of stairs, especially after you've just hiked a mile through fairly rocky terrain. Oh BTW, Up is MUCH easier than Down. LOL
Turkey Vultures, nothing too terribly exciting, but K thought it was WAY cool to see them. "BIRDS!" she shouted each time she spotted one. LOL
K was very proud of herself. It was a 2 mile hike round trip, quite the trek for a 6 y/o. Of course she asked for a special treat for doing it, so I had to explain that the experience itself was the special treat. I don't think she quite got it. LOL But she had fun anyway.