We’ve decided that Sunday is our ‘Family Day’. It doesn’t need to be a vacation or anything, but we just wanted to start going and doing things that aren’t sitting at home waiting for another week to start. A couple weeks ago we went to Fall Creek Falls, and today we found Radnor Lake. The funny thing is, it’s literally about 20 minutes from our house and we’d never heard of it.
With a couple miles of trails and wildlife the trail winds it’s way through thick woods and creeks. In the three (or so) hours of hiking we did we saw three deer, dozens of frogs, amazing looking birds and 2 snakes. Now here’s the funny thing about the snakes. The first was a tiny thing that originally I mistook for a fast worm. It was black with a yellow stripe near it’s head. Kristin freaked out. The second was a little bigger. We were stopped looking at these tiny little frogs that were hopping all over the trail. I heard something behind me and about ten feet off the trail I saw a snake coming down a tree.
Now, I’m not one for exaggeration, so believe me when I say it had to have been between four and five feet long and maybe the thickness of our five year olds arm. I told Kristin to check it out, and almost instantly she was halfway down the trail. To say she freaked out would be a complete understatement. It was amazing. I wanted to go mess with it and see if I could get some pictures, but with Kristin hyperventilating and the boys wanting to touch it, I figured it was best to leave it alone.
Instead, we found this cool looking snail and took some pictures of him. And for the record, if anyone says that in the right conditions, the iPhone doesn’t have an amazing stock camera, they are crazy. That snail looks like it’s sitting in a studio with special lighting.
So anyway, we’re back home now, nap time then LOST. Welcome to Sunday.