We went to one of our favorite little hikes at Sweet Water. Its really close which means less than 10 minutes of driving, beautiful scenery, and all we can handle in a short afternoon after church. SM actually did okay, though extremely out of character he did ask to be
carried for some of it. His favorite activity was throwing rocks and sticks in the water. It was quite shocking though to be there and see how low the water was. You usually drive over this big bridge, but there was no water on either side. There usually isn't a 'beach' as the water would come right up to the edge of the forest, but there was huge dry patches where people were walking around where there used to be water. Very sad and it really hit me how bad this drought really is. You can't really tell in this last picture, but there is usually a little river here and the rocks are usually cover in water and make little rapids everywhere, but it was barely flowing. You can kind of see all the pretty colors though in the background. I can't believe how warm it was, I hope Thanksgiving will be so nice so the kids can be outside as I am anticipating a crazy house.