I had wanted to take him to the nature center but it is closed on Mondays. So we just hit the trail
Cooper is a bit young to appreciate the flowers and bugs but I took their pictures anyway no idea what the bugs were I was looking for Monarc's
Boardman River has quite the history here and I will try to find a link so I don't have to write it all out.
Right now they are going to take out the dam, put the river back to it's original course. I will find a link to that as well.
Gabby and Cooper deciding what way to go............actually it's a loop so either way would bring us back to that spot.
Cooper liked the water and there was a group of kids and teachers just there doing a field trip.
This was interesting, a tree with the bark missing showing the trails of the beetle that killed the tree. Cooper said it was like a treasure map.
Cooper is 4 he is not used to hiking like Tristen was at that age. He did enjoy it though and maybe later we can walk further.
Beautiful wild flowers
I had to explain that he must not get out of sight and to look over his shoulder to be sure he could still see us. He took that literally and about walked into stuff. So we let that go for now.
We ended up where we began.................this is the lake before it goes into the dam. Canada Geese relaxing......where are the Swans today. I don't think they like all the activity.
There are a lot of trails along the river and it's quite close and an easy drive so we can get there with no problem. I will expand my driving soon and maybe take them out to Leland to the beach. Laura is working a lot and I can't stay in. No intention of wasting the summer. Lots of places to go quite close to home so we have a lot of places we can go walking. Dr Weber was quite pleased with my progress and I have been taken off of my cholesterol meds and one of the blood pressure meds. That in itself has helped me get back some energy and enthusiasm. I have lost about 5 pounds so that is incentive to get some more off by walking. Gabby and Cooper can use some time out away from home while they are staying here. So, maybe I will try to get to the Nature center tomorrow.