On Friday the older 3 boys went on their first mountain biking trail with Clint. I got to hike with the 2 littles. We went to Devils Backbone early long before any crowds showed up or it got to warm. We all started from the same parking lot and Clint and the boys headed off on the bike trail and the littles and I went down the hiking trail. It was a gorgeous day and we pretty much had the trail to ourselves that early. The first part of the bike trail is very easy but as the trails split off I could hear the bigger boys laughing and giggling as they went over hills and bumps. My hiking companions weren’t as excited to be hiking, but once we started pretending to search for dragons along the trail that seemed to help, especially since according to Paxton we saw a number of them. We actually met back up with Clint and the boys at the other end of the trail which was a good thing because I managed to pack both bags of apples in his bag and forgot to put one in my bag. Paxton and Coppelia were excited to see the big boys and they were very excited to tell me all about the big hills they had gone up and how fast they had gone. We split off again and headed back to the start. To help make it back Paxton and Coppelia and I pretended that we were motorcycles and made motorcycle sounds as we ran along parts of the trail. I hadn’t packed my mask, but as we got closer to the parking lot there were more people on the trail. Luckily there are many spots along the trail to step off, and I must have said it enough because by the end when we stepped off the trail to let others pass, Coppelia would say “we step off so we don’t share germs”. Everyone had a great time.
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