|My 10 year old daughter took this picture today…I love it!
|First, we play…while daddy scouts out some potential mushroom spots
|The first casualty of the day…a splinter
|Not sure how I got Little Mister to be still and pose so nicely, but glad for the great shot of my precious kiddos!
|After texting daddy that the natives were getting restless and thirsty, he came back and unlocked the van. We had a quick snack and some water and then hit the trail…each with our own “mushroom stick”
|Mushroom Hunter and Apprentice…lesson one, the stance
|Mister tries his hand at searching for mushrooms
|Look what Hannah found! Daddy walked right by it!
|Her first mushroom…a half-free Morel
|I couldn’t believe I actually found a real Morel…this is the first Morel I’ve ever found!
|We love nature…it’s so fun! Except for the swarms of gnats lying in wait along the trail…
|The kids and I stopped at the lake while Daddy ventured into the deep, dark woods to find some more mushrooms. Mister probably tossed half the gravel there into the lake! Here, he is observing the effects of gravity and fluid dynamics (:
|It was very beautiful and serene here…I wished that Bob Ross was there to help me paint some happy little trees…
|Some people say “cheese”…we say “Happy Stinkin’ Gnat Day”
There were A LOT of gnats…it was like a Biblical Gnat plague, seriously…
|Mister did great on our long trek in the woods at “Tato Creep” park…but fizzled out at the end and Daddy had to carry him a while. What a trouper though!
|Our Morel “Motherload” – about a pound or so. Daddy found the biggest ones on his first search while we were at the playground.