3.15.2009

A Saturday stroll

We hadn't been to Eaton Canyon since Lucy was a small baby. So this Saturday we headed back.The Canyon is a beautiful place to walk/hike, look at flowers, and eventually make your way to a cool waterfall. We didn't get that far but we enjoyed all the sites along the way. There were plenty of flowers:
Plenty of trail:
Plenty of rocks to pick up (Owen's favorite past-time):and plenty of rocks for climbing over the "river" (small stream):
Beautiful scenery:
And plenty of dog poop, which Lucy discovered:
and even touched! Ew.
We found a cool tree branch for sitting on. Lucy was a little unsure...
But she made it.
Plenty of flavorful scents:
And a lot of good spots for sitting and taking a break:
We love you Eaton Canyon! We'll be coming back. Maybe with our swimming suits next time.

11 comments:

Anne said...

I hope you print and frame some of those pictures, they are amazing. What a beautiful place!

Teressa Pickett said...

I love Eaton Canyon! Jared, Erik and I used to go there almost every weekend to hike and look for tadpoles. Looks like a lot of fun :)

Jean said...

I just went to Eaton Canyon for the first time last week! I love it! It was a little difficult, keeping Weston from walking over the little cliff along the trail, but it was beautiful. Yay!

Great pictures, too! I love the branch-sitting!

Becky said...

Okay, now you're just making me nostalgic! I grew up in San Gabriel and Eaton Canyon was our girl scouts stomping grounds!

Yes, we live in So Cal, we're up in Ventura now which makes it a bit of a trek to get to some of these great places you guys frequent, but we motivate from time to time and get down there!

Nicole said...

What a gorgeous place. Your pictures are amazing! You have perfect little models for them too.

sachia said...

Really pretty canyon! I willhave to check it out sometime. Dana, I know I have said this before but super cool picture taking. You are getting very good. You dress your kids so cute, I love the way you captured Lucy walking away....very cute!

Saunja said...

It looks really beautiful there. I LOVE Asian Star Jasmine, I think that's what those cute little white fragrant flowers were that you took a picture of. They smell so good.

megan said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

even though I've meant to, would you believe i've never been there? now i really need to do it

lyndsey said...

lovely hike, lovely pics. megan, i'm with you -- let's take an inaugural eaton canyon hike.

Sara said...

your children are adorable! What great pics and a fun walk!

Whipstitch said...

Oh, I am SO jealous, not only because your images are so flawless, but because I adore Southern California and it looks too enticingly beautiful!! This time of year in 2005 I took a trip to Santa Barbara and LA, and realized I could never get any studying done there (I was visiting schools to decide where to do my PhD), and ended up in PA. Much ickier weather in the East, therefore more studying got done! Who could ever do work when there are canyons and beaches to explore?? (Sigh.)