today we had an Unschooler's meeting to get to.
first an early picnic lunch
and imaginative games
and then a walk to the bottom of the (607 ft) falls.
the place itself is interesting -
(we're yet another state with falls named "Bridal Veil') it's a double cataract waterfall.
in 1967 a tram was built to the top - arguably the world's steepest tram lift, and a restaurant was placed at the top, only accessible by helicopter or tram.
Two major avalanches took out the trams through 1996, and no one has tried since. In July two years ago, a fire burned the remains.
A wild, untamable, beautiful place!
soon it was time for a hike up.
we made it to the steep half-way point.
on the way down Maddie found a fossil -
she has developed an eye for them.
a lovely visit,
and then another -
the babes were off to play with their friends at their house for a little while.
lots more running
and imagination games.
eventually I was able to round them up and mine plus an extra one came back to our house to finish up the day's play.
Friend-ly days are good.