College Visit and Stairs

Friday, August 25, 2017

My baby... my oldest... is heading into his senior year of high-school. emoticon emoticon

I have mixed emotions about this. On one hand, I am excited for his new adventure and to see what he becomes. On the other hand... I don't want him to leave me. It is going to be so hard seeing him leave next summer. But until then, I am going to enjoy every moment!

We went on our first college tour Wednesday (yes... we are a bit behind on getting these in) and he loved it! It is 2 hours away from home which is the distance he is hoping for. The college has a lot of outdoor activities and the campus is all compact into a couple blocks which will make it easier to find classes. The dorms were decent and it looks like they have a ton of fun!

He wasn't too happy with me taking a picture. LOL!

After the 3 hour tour and before heading the 2 hours back home, we stopped at a state park to get in some exercise. I wanted to stop at this park on Sunday when we were in the area but we ran out of time. So this was the perfect day for it!

When we got to the park there was a sign saying that the trail took about an hour to complete. That worried me a little since we had a time limit but I told my son and his girlfriend that we will just go for it. This trail was all steps leading up a bluff to the top. So my son and his girlfriend decided they would count the stairs to see how many steps there were.

It seemed pretty easy when we started. But by the time we got to step 200, my heart sure was pumping. Each step was different. Some you had to take two steps and some you had to step higher. There were railings at some points but it didn't go all the way up. Of course my son and his girlfriend passed me up but I was right behind them!

And we made it! 589 steps to the top of the bluff! Me taking the last step....

And what a view it was! Gorgeous day to be at the top of the bluff. The views were amazing!

Jacob with his girlfriend...

And me...

We took some time to soak in the views before heading back down the 589 steps. Down was definitely the worst. My legs were shaking by the time we got to the bottom. Oh... and the time it took us... The sign said about an hour right, well from the time we started and after soaking in the views and heading back down, it only took us a total of 25 minutes! We were fast!

I may have taken a little longer if I wasn't trying to keep up with the teens. And my legs two days later... still hurt! My calves are super sore from the climb but it was worth it!
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    Oh the college campus visits! Enjoy every second of his senior year as it will FLY by! Torture him and take as many pics as you can ;) lol

    awesome job on the trail and the steps! What a beautiful view!!! And a hike that you won't forget!
    1245 days ago
    Oh yes, down is definitely worse than up! Actually a doctor told me that up is harder from the waist up (breathing) and down is harder from the waist down (knees, ankles, etc.) Your pictures are gorgeous!
    1248 days ago
    Yes life changes as the children leave to become the productive adults you raised them to be. It is hard at first, but these life changes will bring so much fun not your life in the future.

    I love those types of trails.
    1248 days ago
    Nice view
    1248 days ago
    Those pictures are outstanding. Made me want to go see them and walk the trail. Wondering where it is because the view was beautiful! emoticon
    1248 days ago
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