One of my requests for my birthday this year was to hike Petit Jean. I’ve lived in Arkansas most of my life and I honestly can’t remember if I’ve ever been to this particular state park. My man did some reading about the history behind Petit Jean, which amped up the children’s excitement for a new adventure.
We packed a picnic lunch, plenty of snacks and headed out.
We hiked down the Cedar Falls Trail first. I was a little concerned about the little guys making it down because the trail was described as moderate to strenuous. The only person who ended up falling was me . . . go figure. Ha! The children did great and the trail was beautiful. This was the first waterfall the children had ever seen in person.
We hiked our way back to the top and headed over to Bear Cave Trail. I think this was, by far, the children’s favorite part of the day. They loved running in and out of the caves.
I love days like yesterday. Whining and complaining were at a minimum and laughing was abundant. Makes my heart happy. What more could you ask for as a birthday gift?