But since it was such a nice night, we looked up a few geocaches that were nearby and decided to go for a walk to grab them and see if we see any other birds along the way. Luckily this was a pretty active park and ended up spotting a number of Northern Flickers, Robins, Bluejays, what I think was a song sparrow and, one of my favorites, an Eastern Bluebird.
The geocache was pretty easy to grab but hard not to get your feet wet since it was in a sort of bog-like area just off a roughed in boat launch. Now I won't take much blame for what happened next but at the same time, I didn't say no......
We are starting to get "itchy" to take Wanda, our Jeep, out and drive her off-road. We are actually looking forward to at least one summer Jeep event where you get together with other Jeep owners and navigate through off-road trails, over rocks, tree stumps, steep climbs and descents with the help of trail guides. Basically it's a safe place to learn how to really drive your Jeep with help there if you end up getting stuck.
But this day there was this muddy patch in front of us that was part of a driving circle for the boat launch that we (Mark...) decided we had to plow through. We wouldn't get stuck right???
And we couldn't help but laugh a little, knowing this is probably something a lot of Jeep newbies end up going through. We tried putting anything we could find under her tires to gain traction. Sticks, sand, some sandbags, even an old pair of boots laying nearby. Backwards, forwards, lockers on or off...there was no way she was getting out without a tow.
And well...we got our nice sunset photo. Right over the mudpit we created :)