We did lots of sight seeing and hiked the trails in the Inyo National Forest. I was surprised how well Avery and Callum did with the hiking. With the exception of a couple minor scrapes and bug bites, they did awesome. I learned to never go hiking in the forest without lots and lots of bug spray. Otherwise you will pretty much be eaten alive, no questions asked.
We took the kids horseback riding, which they loved. They've ridden on ponies before, but this was their first time riding on a big horse. Avery rode on Haas and Callum rode on Barney. I think Avery's horse had a cold because he kept sneezing on me the entire time...lol
We also decided to rent a pedal boat and go out on the lake, which was a lot of fun. All I can say is that Phil and I got some great upper and lower leg exercise. What a great work out! The lake was beautiful and very relaxing. We planned on being on the water for a couple hours, but it was cut short when my little guy decided he needed to use the bathroom after about 35 min on the water. Sounds about right...hee hee!
Philip had brought his poles with him and spent some time fishing. Avery and Callum were very good helpers and were very determined to help daddy catch a fish. Unfortunately they didn't have much luck but still had fun reeling in the fishing line.
We had such a peaceful and relaxing time up there. I cannot wait to take more trips to the mountains and next time I promise to not forget the jackets!!