MWR Oktoberfest

We had a great time at the festival. Karen is pictured blowing her lungs out while plying the Alpine Horn.

Katie Beth had her first candy apple and it was tasty according to her.  We thought it was mighty red given the color of Katie Beth’s face.
We had fun visiting Ms. Grace at the Home Depot booth while Katie Beth built a chalkboard door hanger. Ms. Grace even slipped us bird house kit to build at home. She is so sweet.

The liters of beer were tasty as always to Karen and I. The VIP area was awesome and thanks to The Nook for the passes.

Scottsboro and De Soto State Park

Indian Fall at DeSoto State ParkThe days started out with a trip to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama.  We scored some books, Easter decorations, and a memory card.  It is always a fun visit as you never know what you will find.

After a great lunch on the square at Payne’s Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain, we headed to DeSoto State Park for some hiking.

We stopped in the Country Store & Information Center to get some hiking ideas and determine camping details for a future trip.

We enjoyed a short 3 mile hike alone the Blue and Orange trails to the Laurel Falls, Indian Falls, and Lost Falls.

You can see more photos of the hike here.

Stone Cuts Trail Hiking and More

Katie Beth Clicking at Stone CutsWe kicked off Spring Break with a hike in Monte Sano State Park to the Stone Cuts Trail.  The bicycle ride up Bankhead Parkway put the burn in our leg muscles for sure.

Katie Beth had great time climbing the rocks at Stone Cuts.

After hiking, we headed to Monte Sano playground for Katie Beth to have to time with other children.

The ladies had fun zooming down Bankhead Parkway to end our trek.

You can see more photos here.

Here is our route: