Thursday, November 26, 2009

Exploring the Land – Cheniere

    Recently we had the timber cut on some land that we have at Cheniere, LA. It has been some years since I have been able to walk the land because it was pretty grown up from being logged back in the 80's. When I was a boy my Dad and Grandfather would take me to walk around the land and they would show me the boundaries and all of their favorite spots. I decided that we I would avail myself of the opportunity to start showing the boundaries to my oldest five boys.


    We hadn't been out of the van for more than a couple of seconds - and my boys already had their walking sticks.








    We could not get across the creek - so we decided to head back to he highway and cross over the bridge and make our way around the back way.



    The Water was by far the most exciting destination. I think water most excite the imaginations of most boys.


    Cade came upon a Deer Skull and a collection of leg bones. They were greatly impressed.


    There were some great obstacles to cross. Everybody did pretty well - except Cai - he landed face up in the middle of a mud puddle.


    Abram looks like he is pretty focused at this particular moment.

    We probably walked around for about 3 hours and we were all pretty tired. I was glad that Abram was able to keep up. I was concerned that his little legs would give out - but with a little encouragement - he finished the journey.