Sharing passion with your children!

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Sharing passion with your children!

Postby apasquel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:28 am

Hi guys...just took family camping to E-Rock here in Texas and we went up the big Dome and Turkey Peak...watching my girls climb, scramble, hike, and just have fun outdoors is such a pleasure for me that I wanted to share some pics. I especially wanted to share this Summit photo of me and my daughter Hannah on Turkey Peak...this pic means so much to me. Look at the joy in her face! Hopefully she will be a future 14er member!
[img]I:\My Pictures\hannah on peak[/img

If you guys want, you can see the rest of the trip here: http://seekingtheburningbush.blogspot.com/
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Postby Floyd » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:12 pm

Thanks for sharing, always great to see families out together. Neat area too, it looks similar to Goose Creek in the LCW.

By the way, that's a mean looking burger!
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Postby steelfrog » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:35 pm

Love that! May have to head down there again soon. The red cactus flower is a claret cup cactus. Loved the Wichita Mountains photos too. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby steelfrog » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:40 pm

Also, your girl is very smart to be wearing a TCU hat (the "frog" in Steelfrog)!
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Postby apasquel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:25 pm

steelfrog wrote:Also, your girl is very smart to be wearing a TCU hat (the "frog" in Steelfrog)!


My wife graduated from TCU...hopefully my daughters get their smarts from momma...I've hit my head on a few rocks in my time, but I still wasn't all that smart before...
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Re: Sharing passion with your children!

Postby Presto » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:31 pm

by apasquel » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:25 pm

...I've hit my head on a few rocks in my time, but I still wasn't all that smart before...


Ah, quite the contrary, my friend, sounds like you were smart enough to marry a good woman. :wink:
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Postby PKelley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:13 pm

Meers burgers are really good.
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Re: Sharing passion with your children!

Postby apasquel » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:27 am

PKelley wrote:Meers burgers are really good.


So are the Meers Beers!
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Re: Sharing passion with your children!

Postby Matt » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:37 am

apasquel wrote:Hi guys...just took family camping to E-Rock here in Texas and we went up the big Dome and Turkey Peak...watching my girls climb, scramble, hike, and just have fun outdoors is such a pleasure for me


Did you take them up after dark to listen to the Rock or go into the cave?
While it's safe to go through (we did it once even without a flashlight), we had a couple really spooky experiences in there.
Enchanted Rock, well, rocks. I wish I'd seen it as a little kid. Well done!
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Re: Sharing passion with your children!

Postby apasquel » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:01 am

Matt wrote:
apasquel wrote:Hi guys...just took family camping to E-Rock here in Texas and we went up the big Dome and Turkey Peak...watching my girls climb, scramble, hike, and just have fun outdoors is such a pleasure for me


Did you take them up after dark to listen to the Rock or go into the cave?
While it's safe to go through (we did it once even without a flashlight), we had a couple really spooky experiences in there.
Enchanted Rock, well, rocks. I wish I'd seen it as a little kid. Well done!



No we didn't...but my brother in law and I did go up ther once before and just hung out at night. We didn't hear any of the legendary sounds I hav eheard about...but sky was so clear, we could see several satellites shoot across the sky back and forth...

"Enchanted Rock, the legend says, was home to ghost fires. That's how the Tonkawas explained the crackling and popping sounds that emanated from the rock on cool evenings.Today we know this: Enchanted Rock is one of the country's largest plutons, a gigantic pink granite pebble unearthed by erosion. The crackling sounds the Indians heard were likely caused by the rock's expansion and contraction due to the heat of the sun."

Pesonally, I like the Tonkawas explanation better!

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