Jernigan Land… Lost and Found

Andy and the kids come visit us at Cherry Creek State Park on Sunday, giving Daisy some time to herself. I take off earlier in search of a 5 mile walk along the park’s many intertwining trails. Well, I get lost! I even have the Trails Map with me! Nothing is marked! Where am I? I ask joggers, bicylcists and other walkers who I meet. Nobody knows! Their responses include: “You can’t get lost.” “That’s the fun of unmarked trails!” “I don’t know.” “Take out your phone and use the GPS.” This last one came from a woman walking her dog. English was not her native language as she had an accent and was speaking to someone on her phone in a foreign tongue. She was the most helpful as she watched me proceed along some path and told me to turn here or go straight. So I just keep walking. Along my misguided way, however, I take some cool pictures.

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Emjay and Jasley stay with us while Andy takes the twins back home for a nap. The four of us take the dogs for a walk down to the beach and back. Emjay remarks that I must be very tired of walking by now. She is such a compassionate child and older sister! As Jasley was off exploring, Emjay and I spy the tallest cat-tail and as soon as she snaps it off its stem I say to her, “Now watch. Jasley is going to be upset and want that cat-tail too!” As soon as the words fly out of my mouth, Emjay and I grin at each other because that is exactly what happens! So what does Emjay do? She gives the cat-tail to her little sister and she and I begin looking for an even taller one! (And of course, we find one!)

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Pappa Jeff drives them home and I wonder what Daisy is going to do with these 2 cat-tails. Secretly, I begin planning some fun when the girls can spend the night with us next weekend in the RV!

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