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Hike @ Boulder County Ranch

January 17, 2011

We took advantage of the warmish 40 degree weather yesterday to visit another one of the open space parks in Boulder County yesterday – Boulder County Ranch, in the North Boulder Valley.

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The “hike”, which was actually more of a walk on dirt paths while pushing a stroller, started off with some major excitement.  A friendly horse walked right up to us and tried to eat Isaac!

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He was definitely looking for a food handout, and Isaac had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich in the car on the way to the park…so the horse wanted to sniff him very thoroughly.   Isaac did NOT approve.  He squealed like a little pig.

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I had to throw myself in danger’s way and pet the horse’s cheek to save Isaac.  The horse was so soft and furry with his thick winter coat.  I will be returning to this park again because it was just like a petting zoo, but in a deserted park like setting.  Perfect!!

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Next we walked through fields of black cows chewing their cud.

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This mama and her black baby stood right next to the path and stared at us.

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Isaac got over his fear and started to get really excited at this point.  Here he is pointing to the mama cow and grunting and squealing to make sure we don’t miss it.

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Views from the trail.

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More cows.

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These cows were also looking for a handout.  As soon as I crouched down to take their picture they all came trundling over, motionlessly staring at me.  It sort of reminded me of when we’d stop for water breaks in New Zealand and whole fields of cows would stand there and stare at us

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Isaac is making sure no one misses the herd of cows.  He is getting very worked up and excited by this point!

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Wildlife spotting through the trees.  Look at his poor little ear being disfigured by his (adorable) hat!

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Finally the little blue starfish is set free to walk on his own.

Blue Starfish Walks down the path

He found some snow and was fascinated by it.  Kept staring at it, poking it with his toe, and pointing to it.

Baby pokes at snow pile

Happy boy walks free.

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His new favorite thing – being chased!

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Jamie likes to set his baby boy up on tall posts like a statue, apparently.Baby sitting on tall post

Trudging up a hill maxes out the baby thigh muscles and so requires assistance.

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Happy boy!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2011 11:55 am

    Isaac, “What does the cow say”?

    Peace & Love

    • January 17, 2011 12:05 pm

      So far he only knows what a dog says (panting, with tongue out), and what a kitty says (meow, but pronounced like this: Hhhhhhow.)

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