The kids are on Spring Break this week, so we decided to spend a couple of days enjoying Kentucky's beautiful scenery. The kids love to go hiking, especially when they can climb around on rocks. Winter has been holding out longer than usual, but the weather wasn't too bad for our trip.
Our first stop: Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, Kentucky
It was a little chilly as we got out onto the trails.
Climbing over the neat rock formations
So much fun to explore
Climbing along to ridge toward Chained Rock
Mom & Dad
Overlooking the town of Pineville
A little game of tug-o-war\
Dad and his girls
Mom & Dad
Essie & Chloe
We stayed Monday night at the Pine Mountain Lodge
Chloe liked the elk head in the lodge lobby
The girls check out the view from the little patio on our room
Back out under the trees - and the blue sky has made an appearance!
That's Essie waving off in the distance
Essie can't pass a fallen log without climbing on it.
On the Azalea Trail, there is a little ampitheater. (The stage is across the pond there.) The kids are watching mud puppies in the water.
This old train trestle is now a walking bridge in Clear Creek Hollow
Crossing Clear Creek on the old railroad trestle
Finding a tree that had been gnawed by a beaver
There were dozens of vultures that nest in the hollow behind the lodge. Check out the video below to see how many: