We decided to drive to Pike's Peak on Tuesday anyway and do a little hiking. It ended up being a really fun day! The weather was absolutely perfect. It was 75, cool, and sunny, which is pretty unheard of here in July. The drive alone was gorgeous. We arrived at the park mid-morning and decided to start with the stroller and see how far we could go. We walked up to the overlook, which is a spectacular view and then headed down one of the trails. We didn't make it very far before realizing there are a lot of stairs on the trail we started on. Stroller fail. So we headed back to the car and got the hard structured back pack we brought along. It was the first time we'd used it, so it was sort of an adventure. Jameson wasn't very happy about it in the beginning. I don't think he knew what to think. After a little ways, however, he settled down and was a good sport the rest of the hike. I'm not sure he loved it, but he tolerated it :) Savannah on the other hand, seemed in 7th heaven. It was a really good thing we brought the backpack as there were a LOT of steps and definitely not a stroller-friendly trail! It was a lot of fun though and absolutely beautiful.
Afterwards, we drove into Wisconsin and grabbed some lunch. Andrew wanted to stop at the sporting goods store there and to avoid having to get Jameson in and out of the car a million times, we found a shady spot in the parking lot off by ourselves, popped out the stroller, and enjoyed a nice little lunch in the parking lot. We're weird. I know.
After our quick shopping trip, we grabbed some ice cream and started home. We took a few detours and drove around some neat little towns on the way home. When we got home, Andrew mowed and Jameson and I discovered a baby bird that must have fallen from it's nest. There were two different species of birds that were watching out for it (which is how I first noticed it, they were swooping around Savannah!). That led to a mini nature lesson as we watched the birds all interact and we tried to identify the good little samaritan birds that were trying to help. It was interesting and a fun way to end the day!