Last weekend, our family went on a few more Quests. So far, my favorite has been Wye Island. Wye Island is on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. It is an Old Growth Forest. Basically, there are lots of old, tall trees. It was really beautiful. The Quest itself was simple. You had to go to one of the information boards in the park, read the information on the board and fill out a cross word puzzle. But, if you were not so adventuresome, and looked closely enough, you would notice that the park had a completed cross word puzzle on the board, along with the secret word you were supposed to find. Once my kids saw that, they implored me to stop reading and just copy the answers so we could hike.
|At the start of the trail. Fueling up with Oreos!|
|The fuel worked!!|
This Quest took us on a trail through part of the old growth forest. The path was beautiful. And, as with all parks we have been to, it was loaded with ticks! Yuck! Yet, even with those little pests, we enjoyed the hike through the woods.
|250 year old Holly Tree|
We really enjoyed our afternoon at Wye Island State Park. I am so glad that we are doing ParkQuest. It has been so much fun so far.