|This time we brought three kids with us!|
When I was three days overdue with Joshua Eli and I hiked to the top of Multomah Falls (in January!). With Lucy we just walked all over Oregon City, but when I was going late and later with Esther we escaped again to the Columbia River Gorge and hiked the Horsetail Falls trail. Since Eli had the day off on Monday and since I'm once more overdue, we drove out there again and now it's tradition.
After lunch we drove off in search of restrooms and ended up at Crown Point. Eli and I have both been several times, but the Vista House up there has always been closed. Surprisingly it was open this time so we got to see the beautiful marble interior.
When Eli was done reading plaques we returned to our hike of choice for this visit: Latourell Falls. According to Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon, the trail is about 2.5 miles and it took us up the creek to see the Upper Latourell Falls as well.
|Three days past my due date.|
Joshua and Lucy both walked the whole way like troopers and Esther walked most of the first half. At that point it was past nap time so Eli carried her in the Moby wrap until we got back down to the lower Latourell Falls. By then we were all quite warm and my feet hurt. The water splashing cheerfully on its journey to the river looked so cool and refreshing that I called a halt.
|Ah, much better!|
|It was the perfect end to a lovely hike!|
|Last time she was the one in there!|
|Soon there will be four little monkeys!|