Monday, August 5, 2013

McConnell's Mill State Park

This week's Sunday trip was about an hour north of Pittsburgh to McConnell's Mill State Park in Portersville, PA.  Hubby selected a trail that he claimed the map told him was only half a mile.  Ha.  It was more like 2 miles over rocky and uneven terrain...and it was so much fun!  The girls start to whine and complain very quickly when the path is smooth and even.  They are bored.  They are hungry.  They are oh-so-put-upon.  But put them on rocky, uneven terrain with tree roots and stumps and rocks and bugs, now that's a good time!

McConnell's Mill park trail

Slippery Rock Creek

portrait time

red-spotted newt (?)

McConnell's Mill

Mama and Ellie

McConnell's Mill park trail

Next time, I think we'll be a bit more prepared.  Like not having the girls dressed in sundresses and sandals perhaps.  Like bringing along snacks and possibly poison ivy care (thankfully not needed but many plants spotted!).  Lucky us, unprepared as we were, we had a wonderful time.  We can't wait to go back when there is fall colour to enjoy.

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