Last weekend (September 9 - 11), we took a short and quick weekend trip to Kanopolis State Park -- a little over an hour from here. Those of you who either know us well or have been reading this blog for awhile know that this is not our first trip to this park. In fact, I think it's our fourth trip with Luke.
The day we left, I made the mistake of telling Luke we'd be leaving for the "cabin" after Marc got home from work. Sooooo, Luke did not take a nap. What happens when no nap occurs and Luke rides in a car?
The park actually has six cabins to rent.
We stayed in this cabin -- named Wyatt Earp (I know -- rather fancy name)....
Our main purpose for this trip (besides Luke's purpose of visiting the "cabin") was for Marc to run in a race called, "Horsethief Canyon Trail Run." It runs on the "Horsethief Canyon" trail in the park.
This race is an independent race put on by friends, Phil & Stacy. The race is somewhere between 6 and 7 miles (depending on how Phil lays it out). It's almost all on trail...can be sandy, muddy, etc....depending on rainfall amounts. It goes through several water crossings. Needless to say, it's not a clean race.
Despite the lack of rain we've had this year, it's rather comical that we woke up the morning of the race to rain and cloudiness over the lake.
(This is our view from the deck of the cabin).
Fortunately, we did get to see a large and beautiful rainbow from our deck of the cabin. Luke's become interested in rainbows (thanks to books), but because it truly hasn't rained much this summer, he hasn't really had the chance to see one.
He did like seeing the rainbow that morning! (It had to be in two pics).
We made our way to the start of the race....Luke (newly potty-trained -- for another post) got his early introduction to these lovely restroom alternative. (Fortunately, this Mama didn't get completely grossed out as he seemed to have to touch EVERYTHING in this restroom alternative. Let's just say this Mama is EXTREMELY grateful for antibacterial wipes and gels).
Then, because this race is on a trail in the middle of nowhere Kansas, there was a pre-race meeting -- where the race director (Phil) gives some pretty specific instructions about not getting lost :)
During this meeting, Luke spent his time walking around with his little "digger" toys -- attracting attention over his cuteness.
And, just for fun....some new pics of Luke with his parents.
And, I'm going to stop here for now to avoid this post getting too long...I'll continue on in another post!
Thanks for reading!
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