Monday, July 9, 2012

Kayaking in the Ardennes

This weekend's adventures took us to the Ardennes in the southern part of Belgium, near Luxembourg. Beautiful, stunning, picturesque hillsides and forest in an area that was once ravaged by war. This is the place for outdoor adventure and the small town of La Roche en Ardenne was filled to the brim with other families, scout groups, and couples seeking all sorts of thrills as well. From horseback riding to rappelling, jeep tours to paintball this region hosts it all.
Event of the day for the Hill crew? Kayaking with the kids. No camera allowed, but trust me, watching Addie pump her fists after a slide down a little waterfall and  hearing Arleigh cheer with glee from underneath his life jacket made for a ton of smiles. The kids were begging for us to return, sooner than later.
 On the way home, I spied one of those big rolling hillsides and begged Matt to pull over for a pic.
This summer has offered few days of such blue sky and sun that it seemed imperative that we jump out to get the kids placed on that big blue backdrop of sky.

Surely, the next adventure is just a weekend away and we're all looking forward to it.

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