Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WW: Hitchcock Nature Center {Linky}

First off a big Happy Birthday goes out to my husband that's 41 years old today!

Now on with the post...A few weeks ago we went to Hitchcock Nature Center in Iowa. It's only $2 to get into the park. There's a lot of explore. It's located on the Loess Hills.

The first thing we did was climb their observation tower.

Here's the view:

Here are 3 of the 4 of us. Isaak wasn't in the mood for getting his picture taken.

Looking down from the tower:

We went hiking on a trail and saw some pretty close-ups:

I could have take 500 photos of these poisonous berries:

A hungry little caterpillar:

A field of flowers:

The boys really enjoyed hiking. I on the other hand was lagging behind. I was fasting for a medial procedure (all is ok). I don't do well with fasting though. I just wanted to faint. I took my time by taking photos.

We got to one more spot with a really pretty view.

 Mica was the only one that would let me take his photo. He's my handsome knight.

Do you like to go hiking? Is there a place within driving distance to hike at from where you live?


Theresa Mahoney said...

I love hiking, and this would quickly become a favorite spot for our family! The views are so pretty! Happy Birthday to Travis :)

csuhpat1 said...

What beautiful views. Very nice.

Happy Birthday to your husband

Catch My Words said...

It looks like a beautiful park, but can someone so old still hike? Happy birthday to your young husband.

stevebethere said...

That looked like fun I enjoyed the photos and a big Happy Birthday to hubby :-)

Have a birthdaytastic week :-)

Karren Haller said...

First Happy belated Birthday!! What a beautiful place to visit, you have shared some amazing photos.

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Hope you have a great week!

pixiedusk said...

Awww such a lovely place to visit! Happy birthday to your husband =)

Cascia Talbert said...

Your photos are beautiful. That looks like a nice place to visit and go hiking. We have a bike trail out here that we sometimes take the kids on. Usually we walk because not all our kids know how to ride a bike. Have a great week!

~ Noelle said...

I am not an outdoor person. Once I get hot, its over.. nothing cools me down but a shower. Add to that, all mosquitos and what not find me. lol. So, nope, no hiking here. It's also hot as anything, so no thanks... Great pics and looks like you had a blast!
side note

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhonda Albom said...

Nice macros of the berries and the caterpillar.

mail4rosey said...

That's a great price to get in. We had a similar place in Michigan that I loved to explore.

Happy Birthday to your husband. :)

Harry Flashman said...

41 isn't so bad. Wish I was 41 again!

That looks like a really nice place to hike. You can see so far around you. Here, unless you are up on a ridge line or mountain top, the trees close you in and you can't even see the sky most of the time, let alone any vista.

I "walk" around a local lake with the wife, but we don't go up on the Appalachian Trail and do day hikes like we used to. Just too hard at our age.

Mandy said...

I'm surprised you even tried to hike with the fasting going on. The views were pretty, but I can't even imagine doing that while feeling weak!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

happy belated birthday to Travis! And I can see you enjoyed the day out..


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