This is Shaw:
Shaw is eight. And he is enjoying his last day of spring break today. He is a superstar Cub Scout. I found out today that he learned to ride his two wheeler in Kindergarten and never fell down once! (How does that happen?) Now he does all kinds of amazing bike tricks. And he is my very cool nephew.
This is Shaw Butte:It doesn't look very big, but it's a photographic illusion. It is big enough to have radio towers on it. And big enough to give us all some tired knee joints after we climbed over it.
This is Shaw on Shaw Butte:
This is Curtis and Lesa. (my brother and sister-in-law):
Curtis is my baby brother. That fact is not important to the story of our activity today, I just thought I'd point that out. He has grown up to be taller and cooler than most of the rest of us.We had a fun day hiking around. Shaw Butte is not the prettiest mountain around, but it is a nice urban hiking trail. The loop is 3.6 miles long, up and over then around the mountain through the valley back to the starting point. The morning started overcast, but by the time we got out of the car, it cleared right up to a bright, clear, sunny, hot morning. I don't think Shaw got tired one bit. Lesa claims she was tired, but I don't see it in the picture. It's always fun to spend time together and catch up on family news. Thanks for coming and spending the morning with me, guys!
Oh, we saw 2 snakes on the trail. Yes, that's right. TWO DIFFERENT SNAKE SIGHTINGS! ON THE TRAIL! VERY CLOSE TO WHERE MY FOOT WAS! There are always warnings about rattlesnakes out and around this time of year. I don't think they were rattlesnakes, although I don't claim to be knowledgable in the snake department. I know they were medium-ish in size and they both ran away very quickly (thank you very much) and they didn't rattle at us. If we had not been hiking with a child, there may have been some freaking out type screaming.