Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sweet Water Creek

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.

5 comments:

zeeny said...

What a fun day! It's nice having places like that around! I would have loved getting out today but Ryan was at work (went directly after church) I'm not complaining though!

zeeny said...

What a fun day! It's nice having places like that around! I would have loved getting out today but Ryan was at work (went directly after church) I'm not complaining though!

zeeny said...

okay, sorry about the double comment...I don't know what happened! Obviously it was the computers fault. By the way your little guys are so cute. I can't believe how fast your baba is growing!

Laura said...

Where is this place? That bumpy tree looks like a Disneyland tree thats about to start talking to you.

winnie said...

Its off I-20 on the exit just past Six flags, Thornton Rd. Instead of turning left into the Walmart, you go right and there are signs there as its a state park. The have a little trail you can do in an hour, and then some harder ones, but we just walk down the easy one by the water and then turn around. I think its the closest trail there is to downtown!