My alternate title for this post was "Three Boys Pee Their Way Across the Laurel Highlands". Seriously, these kids are like dogs marking their territory! I bet my kids peed in nearly every spot I photographed. It's a guy thing, I guess.
We started out on bikes and noticed a little trail marker on the side of the path (we might have been peeing when we noticed it). Somehow, the kids' bionic ears picked up a waterfall (I seriously heard nothing) so we set off to investigate...on a nice marked trail.
Eventually, the Big Guy's GPS brain kicked in and he determined the trail was headed in the wrong direction. So, who needs a trail? Right? Those kids made me scale down a cliff (which they first peed off) and down into this valley,
and damned if they weren't right - jack pot!
Next, they painstakingly climbed up to the ledge next to the waterfall and peed (I am not kidding) and threw rocks down into the water. Big Guy quote: "These three kids can cause more destruction in 30 minutes than erosion accomplished in 20 years"
Fam-on-a-log (they stood on this and peed off the side)
When it was time for lunch, we stopped on the river bank for a picnic. The kids found this cool "tide pool" to explore.
The highlight of the trip was viewing the big waterfall from the viewing deck
It wasn't long before they were down in that river themselves. They decided to built a raft (after peeing of course):
And wade into the water pulling up their shorts to reveal their chicken legs. Well, some of them.
Once one got in, they all got in and enjoyed riding some natural "water slides"
What a great day in the mountains. Did you know you can follow the Laurel Highlands on Twitter? Yep, mountains even twitter now. Get with it, man.
Tomorrow I will take you to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, so come on back now, ya hear?