"Finally" For Feel Good Friday

July 30, 2010 by Rieshy
We've never hiked on the Natchez Trace.  I have to admit it was a childhood holdover from reading too many Louis L'Amour westerns.  The Trace, in L'Amour novels, was always fearfully mentioned as a place inhabited by murderous outlaws. 

Which of course it was during the L'Amour's novels, when the Natchez Trace was briefly terrorized by a family of psychopaths.

But I digress.  My Feel Good Friday memory is the fact that this morning my family plus my in-laws (otherwise known as grandparents extraordinaire) finally toured through part of the Trace.  Nothing like playing the tourist in your own neck-of-the-woods.

We threw rocks in streams, hiked, fell face-first in at least one patch of poison ivy (the 2 year old), ate snacks, enjoyed the scenery, and were home by lunch time. 

Nothing like getting to spend some low-key time with my kids, my husband and my parents-in-law.  A miniature vacation. 

My mother-in-law served an important service on the outing as an... anchor.


What's a family outing without a little adrenaline rush?



The Girl Next Door's Feel Good Friday is being hosted by 29 and Holding this week.


5 comments:

Fiorella said...

Love it! You really are making the most of your summer!

JoAnn said...

ACK! Poison ivy!
You lead an exciting life, don't you.

aLmYbNeNr said...

What a beautiful FGF! Except for the poison ivy part....I hope it isn't too bad!

Susan Tipton said...

Evidently the wet wipes and then a soapy shower as soon as we got home worked. No poison ivy rash:)

RN Mama said...

Oh, that sounds like an absolutely wonderful adventure!

Thanks for linking up to Feel Good Friday!

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