Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Walk Through The Woods!

Hooray! My first blog entry. I hope everyone's excited to get regular updates on what's happening in Austin, Tejas. At least the plan is for me to put regular updates... we'll see.

I thought our adventure this morning was worth an entry, so I signed up right away during nap time.

After some rain this morning we went on a walk through the neighborhood. There is some new development a few blocks away from us, so we decided to explore over there. Eventually we went through the woods to a dirt road that will eventually become a real road that we can use to get to the other side of our Pioneer Crossing (our development). Anyhow, we (meaning Ben) decided this would be a fun adventure.

So, we took little Lucas in his stroller through the woods, over a huge pile of rocks and onto the muddy road. After a minute our sandals were building up mud on the bottoms, making us each a few inches taller and making our shoes weigh a ton more. The tires on the stroller were also becoming caked with mud and appeared to be inches larger than their actual size. At this point I thought we should turn around and go back the normal way, but Ben was determined to make it through the woods. I agreed only because I knew it would make a good story.

After what seemed like an hour of trudging through the mud and trees, getting bitten by mosquitoes (only me), and eating plants (only Lucas), we finally made it out of the wilderness to the familiar pavement of suburban Austin. It was good to see concrete again. We tried scraping the mud off of our shoes and the stoller, but it was the most sticky mud ever. I snapped a few pictures with my camera phone so I could verify the story.

When we got home Ben spent about 30 mins in the backyard cleaning our precious stroller while I played with Lucas inside. After all that he said it was still worth it.


e033788 said...

We loved the story. I think I've heard that mud refered to as "gumbo" since it gums everything up.

I really liked your naration.

We miss you guys.

Suzanne & Ben said...

Thanks. eo33788, who are you? We miss you too ;).

Marco said...

This cracked me up:
... we (meaning Ben) decided this would be a fun adventure... getting bitten by mosquitoes (only me), and eating plants (only Lucas)...
But I totally agree with Ben. He who dies with the most adventure stories wins.