Tuesday, June 22, 2010

tryon creek state park

We recently revisited Tryon Creek State Park in Portland/Lake Oswego. It was named after Socrates Hotchkiss Tryon who originally established a land claim there in 1850 and who I only mention because of his exceedingly excellent moniker. We've twice taken Naiya to this park and twice returned posthaste to the car after not too successful attempts at pleasant afternoon strolls in the woods. This time though, our rambunctious toddler walked, ran, slid and tumbled over nearly three miles of trails on her own. It's a lush and sometimes quaggy succession of paths, but even after she'd slid down a muddy bank and lost (then recovered) her boot in a boggy stream she (and we) still had a fantastic time.

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