We bought some sustenance at the store and were off!
I was pumped!
And that is how I spent my afternoon, hiking the belt. I was pretty clumbsy at first, and I could tell the thought of having to haul a broken-legged Jennifer out of the place crossed Em's mind several times.
I climbed up to a hole in the side of some rocks to peer inside, something Emmanuel later told me he was surprised I did. (with the possibility of critters and such)
We looked at rock sculptures and I added to one of them.
We walked over a waterfall!
We climbed the dreadful Hill of Life, something people would be insane to try and mountain bike up or down... but they do.
The beginning of the hill of misery. We had a snack break at the top.
Going for an "N'Sync pose"
We tried to find poison ivy, and Emmanuel got the bright idea to rub the leaves of these plants on both of our arms so we could experience poison ivy firsthand....I probably shouldn't tell anybody we did that. Is all respect lost? It was his idea. :) Thank god the plants we thought might be poisonous really weren't.... I managed to stay relatively itch free the entire 3ish hours of hiking.
I am convinced that if I hadn't been doing yoga my legs would not have survived.
But they did. And it was fun. I can't wait to go again when the weather is warm and there is plenty of water for swimming.
Hooray for Greenbelt!