Monday, January 12, 2009

"Mountain" Climbing

We have this really funny thing here called "The Wichita Mountains" the funny thing about them is that they are the tiniest "mountains" I've ever seen.

We wake up every morning and see them, we drive right past them on the way to Nicholas' school but be careful, if there is a building in the way you could totally miss them. However, they are a welcome reprieve from all the "flatness" here.

Yesterday we decided that after living here for 6 months we should go hiking at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and you know what? It was so much fun.

The kids had a blast climbing up rocks and sliding down them, dodging poo and cactus and finding the perfect walking stick. Nicholas asked to go back today after school he loved it so much. I'm thinking this might become a weekly thing we do since there is nothing else to do in this godforsaken place, and the coolest thing of all is that it's only 20 minutes from our house.

3 comments:

Malskey said...

Now I miss Oklahoma!! Today I turned a street corner in my neighborhood here and the wind hit my face and it smelled like Oklahoma.. I don't know what it was... But it felt like I could have been biking down the street in my hometown... Until I looked around and saw all the traditional brick German houses... LOL....

And yes, the Wichita mountains are the sorriest excuse for mountains ever... LOL... Looks like you guys had fun though!!

zakary said...
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zakary said...

I think Oklahoma is growing on you, admit it!

(I lived there for years. I can make fun of you!)