One of the best things we get to do in Oregon during the summer months is hike the beautiful forests. We don't do it enough and we are so spoiled to be able to live minutes from such activities. After church we decided to drive up to Forest Park to walk the Wildwood trail. We didn't get very far with Preston in tow unfortunately, but the effort was made. We walked maybe a total of 2.5 miles, just enough to catch sight of some crazy long slugs, snails, and Ryan's favorite, sticks!
Aunt Mari stole Zach for the day and hiked up Oneonta Falls with all the boy cousins. Of course Thomas got lost and scared everyone for a couple of hours, but he was found standing by the car back in the parking lot. Pretty sure aunt Mari will not be doing that again, but I am sure glad she took Zach so he could experience Oneonta Falls. The irony is that later on this summer some 15 year old kid lit some fireworks and tossed them causing a huge forest fire affecting the Colombia Gorge hiking destinations, Oneonta being one of them. It will take years to re-grow!