|This smiley little guy is one now. Happy birthday, Alden!|
After the break at the river, we took Great Bear Road back to the parking area, making a short loop (I didn't track it, but I'd guess perhaps 1.5 miles roundtrip). Grandpa Bruce had cupcakes waiting in his truck, so there was more snacking and some playing in the grass before Erin rushed Alden home for his afternoon nap.
|snack by the river|
|this rest was torment for Daisy, as my Dad kept her leashed to keep her out of the water|
|Frankie reading to Alden|
|Alden finds the sound of ripping paper to be the hysterically funny|
|Back at the trailhead|
|Sleepy hug goodbye|