After what seems like several aborted attempts in the last couple of years to travel east and north, Papa Pea's little brother and wife have finally made it to Minnesota!
Along with a lot of chatter to catch up in the last day or so, we got out for a beautiful hike yesterday. Our colors are just starting to turn and this un-retouched shot was taken from a foot bridge looking down into a beautiful river gorge.
More breath-taking scenery around each bend of the trail.
Even though younger brother is a wee bit (!) afraid of heights, he was game and went along with some of our mountain goatish trips out to some overhanging outlooks to peer down, down, down at the river. That is to say he volunteered to stay firmly planted on the designated trail (safely back from most overhangs) to be sure we could find our way back to it! Whadda guy.
We had a great hike and nobody tripped and went boom on the uneven and slightly challenging trail. The first half of the hike is up into the gorge (puff, puff) but coming down was accomplished in half the time with SIL leading and the rest of us hustling to stay up with her. That girl can move!
Our last Christmas gathering
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