Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paradise Falls

On Monday, Kyle and I went on a hike in Thousand Oaks called Paradise Falls. We walked up and down and around a mountain that was covered in cactus, lizards, and blue dragonflies. We had a lot of fun. I had no idea there was a waterfall like this hiding in Thousand Oaks. :) I've lived in this area almost my entire life and have never gone on this hike.

We were relaxing on a fallen tree when suddenly, 2 ducks walked upstream in the shallows towards us. We sat really still watching them approach. They were pretty brave...Kyle could've leaned over and touched one. They walked under us and continued up the stream a little ways. At this point, Kyle and I decided to pack up our stuff and head back home. As we're sitting there, we hear this "Quack." I thought to myself "Man, that sounded pretty close..." So, I turned around and looked down...there was one of the ducks: looking up at us within arms reach. It was SO funny! Obviously, these ducks must be accustomed to getting food from the hikers...(This picture is awesome because the duck has red eye...He looks almost terrifying because of it.)

I looked up in the tree and saw a really cool spider web. It was kind of far away so I didn't get the best shot of it, but it was amazing. It's one of the circular ones and it is the entire size of the photograph. You can mainly see it on the right side of the picture, just how intricate it really was...I'm just glad neither of us walked through it. :)
After the hike, we went to The Habit for lunch and enjoyed delicious charbroiled burgers, delicious fries, and an amazing chocolate shake. :) I wish they had this place in Utah...It's absolutely amazing. (I didn't think to get a picture, though, because we were all nasty and sweaty from hiking. :))

1 comment:

Megann said...

I thought Paradise Falls was in South America. "It's like America...but South!" Lainey loves that movie and talks about going. Maybe the next time we're in CA we'll do that.