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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unable to get away this weekend, the girls still wanted to try out their new packs in preparation for some over-nighters, so we headed out in search of a nice little "snow-free" day hike. We drove out to Mission to explore the very place that gave this fine town its name.
The girls sporting some fine German gear. Half-Pint (right) wearing her Deuter Fox 30. Great pack for kids, even has hydration pocket! Lil Sis is modeling her new Tatonka pack. Just enough room for Teddy and a bag of chips. (Bit small, but hey, she's little.)
And we're off!

A few shots of the old bell.
Oh to be a kid again. I think grown-ups should do this once in awhile.
Across the field....
...past the old cemetery..
...and around the dead rat. ("Ah, gross Dad, take a picture!")
It took a little bit to find the trail as the bushes were overgrown and we had little info to go on, but we found it.
We found a tree worthy of a smile from most, and one worthy of a smile from Mick.
Just a few of the trails we were on today.
We hiked along through some pretty overgrown trails and then happened upon this sign. Hmm. I feel a Benedictine chant come on.
Going to check it out. (I thought I heard one of them say "Hallelujah" upon reaching the top of the hill. I think it was in reference to finally being able to have a snack.)
Snack time.
Going back.
We thought about taking this trail back, but me thinks it might lead us down the wrong path, perhaps much further than just the bottom of the mountain. ("I'm gonna get you, my pretties...ahh ha ha hahaha"..POOF![}]) YIKES!

We had a great day. The kids are looking forward to trying out some of their new gear on an over-nighter, and hopefully meet some other CT youngsters on the trail. The girls thought they might get to meet some of the Monks, but saw no "Fathers". We did, however, see a couple "Hail Mary's"....





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That's a TR to bring a smile.
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I think that's a dead mole. Either that or the rat has been practicing his scales and arpeggios an awful lot.

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Nice one, Mo!
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Fantastic Mo ! Now we can see Club Tread's next generation.


You may have sparked a life long passion in them. Take it from me they will remember these trips for years to come.

I remember taking muchkins to Lindeman Lake when they were 5-7. All they talked about was the huge log crossing that was 20' up in the air, and how scary it was.It was fun to see their faces at the same spot when they were 17. We all had a good laugh at that. There are some things in life that you just can't beat.

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I think you have the cutest kids on the internet [8D]
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I'd say thats a mole, rats dont have huge hands like that

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Hey that's my back yard!

I'm on those trails almost every day. My girls grew up wandering around those woods. As I type this, one is trekking in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba and the other is on a walking tour in Yokshire.

Salmon berries are out early this year - hope you enjoyed some.

Glad you discovered my "secret" spot. I've been thinking of leading a CT group around the hills, (working title: Saints and Sinners - the sinner part being apres hike at Sisto's Pub) maybe this will inspire me.



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You know Mo this reminds me of a story;

I was packing for a business trip and my 3-year-old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers!" pretending to eat them before I rushed out of the room again.

When I returned, my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey?"

She replied, "What happened to my booger?"


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You know Mo this reminds me of a story;

I was packing for a business trip and my 3-year-old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers!" pretending to eat them before I rushed out of the room again.

When I returned, my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey?"

She replied, "What happened to my booger?"
That's hysterical! Now do you ever wonder if she was having you on?

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nice one. Hey, Patrick, I'd be up for a Saints and Sinners jaunt. Sounds like just my speed right now Not this weekend though cause I'm outta town.

You got a couple of great looking kids there, Mo. I can see you gotta work to get a smile out of that smaller one, though, eh? Or is she just camera shy?
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Thanks for posting this years ago

I was wanting to go there actually, and try and talk my way into being able to go to the top of the steeple. I hear you can't though, still worth a look though.



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Oh to be a kid again. I think grown-ups should do this once in awhile.
I wanted to this last weekend, but my pack was so heavy I didn't have the energy to bend down and pick up the dandelion.

It's not a bad little jaunt and view from up there.
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Great! I grew up in Mission, and walk up to the Abbey from Sisto's every time I go back.... it's a nice little after-dinner walk in the summer. This is the viewpoint, overlooking the Fraser, Matsqui, Mount Baker, etc...

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