Fathers day walks in mammoth lakes.

Fathers day started of nice and early. Stephen got a sleep in and me and Henry watched Netflix on the sofa. We then gave daddy a lovely new mug and we started our day. So to all fathers out there , Happy fathers day.

 We started by walking up a volcano in the woods. It was a grand wood with huge trees. Henry did some climbing and all of a sudden we saw some snow! So we had a snowball fight in our shorts and T-shirts. Then we kept walking and got to the top after a few arguments. Henry hates walking. He would drag his feet until we pick him up. That isn’t such a big problem because he is so small but he is 3,5 years old and should walk more than he does. He is just lazy. (Like all men)

We got up to the crater and it was pretty impressive. There was water at the bottom that was very blue. Stephen walked a bit further but me and Henry stopped and had a rest.

 Then we got back in the car and drove to the earthquake faults. We had lunch and played hide and seek behind the trees, it was lovely. It is a bit cooler here than it has been, about 27 degrees, so it is nice and you can move around without sweating too much. We found the earthquake faults and had a good look around and walked back to the car.

 After that we went to the hot creek, which is a creek that is hot because it is above a magma fault in the volcano.  We walked down to it and the colour is amazing! It is so blue it looks like it has been painted. It was steaming and it said that 14 people has died because they had been swimming in it.  

Henry and me hiding behind a tree waiting for Stephen to find us.
Henry and me hiding behind a tree waiting for Stephen to find us.
We are looking for the biggest pinecone we can find. Just to show nanny.
We are looking for the biggest pinecone we can find. Just to show nanny.
It was about 27 degrees warm but we found snow in the forest.
It was about 27 degrees warm but we found snow in the forest.

We had to buy hair bubbles for Henrys hair because it is getting so long. Henry want to keep it long so he calls himself an Indian.
We had to buy hair bubbles for Henrys hair because it is getting so long. Henry want to keep it long so he calls himself an Indian.
The hot spring.
The hot spring.
Whatever me or Stephen does, Henry has to do.
Whatever me or Stephen does, Henry has to do.

 Yesterday we had a relax in the morning and then we drove to Pioneer. It took us four hours but we drove through some beautiful forest and had four little stops. When we arrived at the motel it was a pretty little motel with a pool so, Henry was naked before we could get our bags in from the car. He and Stephen then went swimming while I set the table outside with picnic food. It was a great evening. We even saw hummingbirds flying around.

Stephens shot of the hummingbird in the garden
Stephens shot of the hummingbird in the garden

 Pioneer was just a stop we had to do because the road we were suppose to have taken to Yosemite is closed so we are doing a detour. This has taken us double the time but then we got to see more of the pretty landscape so it doesn’t really matter.

 We still haven’t seen any bears. There are supposed to be bears in these forests but we haven’t seen any yet. So today we are on a bear hunt while driving to Yosemite.

This is Big Ed. Henry is climbing it.
This is Big Ed. Henry is climbing it.
Another pinecone, even bigger this time!
Another pinecone, even bigger this time!

Two explorers.
Two explorers.

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