We have had a goal to go on more hikes this summer, since Ethan is much more willing to walk than he ever used to be. It's been awesome!
I've been obsessed with anything on the McKenzie River for quite some time now. It has so many gorgeous hidden gems. Well, I found something called the Blue Pool, and knew we had to go check it out. It was a 4-1/2 mile hike and was a few hours away, so we set out around 9:00 in the morning.
I came prepared with snacks, water, and of course - water guns!
Look, Mom - I'm trigger happy!
….And can we please talk about this pose? It was all him.
This was the first half of the trail when we were stopping to enjoy everything. It wasn't until we were on our way back that we realized how much time we wasted and how we had to book it back to Salem!
The trail ran right along the McKenzie River, and everything was a picture-perfect moment.
So…. turns out you can't actually get down to the Blue Pool if you are on foot.
If you're on bike, there's like, a 10 mile loop that takes you around so you can get up close and personal with it.
Kind of disappointing, but still pretty awesome.
What was most awesome was seeing Ethan be such a champ about keeping up with us big kids on the trail. I was so proud of him!