Saturday was just too beautiful a day to stay indoors! So the girls and I went on a two-hour hike along the boardwalk and trails at Lettuce Lake Park. We climbed on one of the towers and stopped by the canoe launch to cool off and explore the river shore. The drought has really impacted the park. Large sections of the swamp once under water are now parched and dry. After our walk, we drove over to the hospital to visit abuela, and then grabbed a nutritious lunch at MacDonald’s, before heading to the grocery store, and target, then heading home to the lake.
My little climber at the top of the tower
She can’t stay off her iPhone!
Timeless moment captured in B&W
Nana, it’s a gnome castle
Exploring the swamp
Exploring the Rivershore
looking out for alligators
hmmmm I’ll wait to go home to cool off nana!
My little nature girl
Hiking the boardwalk
Dry, cracked swamp
Along the Hillsborough River
Climbing all the way up
# 1, Ella and I were both surprised to see how dry and parched the park was due to the drought. She had just been there earlier this year and everything was under water, now there is nothing underwater along the boardwalk.