Monday, April 21, 2008

Beishan Hike

On this very misty/rainy day we spent the first half of the day doing home-schooling activities; math, geography and writing.  Although it was still pretty wet when we finished, we headed out to lunch and then on a hike over Beishan mountain.

Our goal was to find Manao Temple. We started off our hike from this park's trailhead...
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Up the hill we went through the mist!
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At the top of the hill was an inviting entrance to a little teahouse.  But the boys aren't interested in tea, so on we went.
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Jack went "off trail" for a little bit to really get close to nature!
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We found this millipede in the path, so the boys looked at it awhile.
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They decided it would eventually get crushed if it stayed there for long, so they moved it off into the bushes with a stick.
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Looking up at the clouds and mist through the trees...
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When we got to the temple area, it was close to time to get Sophie, so we never actually went in!  I allowed the boys to vote to either see the temple or get ice cream.  Guess which one they picked!?!  We'll try again another day.

1 comment:

marksfour said...

This blog has been most enjoyable and as stated in a previous comment, our daughter is studying in Hangzhou and your perspective and places you visit are wonderful! We get a better feel for Hangzhou and hope DD finds time to visit some of these marvelous discoveries :)