On 4th of July weekend we went on a hike to Dukes Creek Falls. It was unusually cool - only in the 70s, so the girls even wore jackets. We hiked about 1.25 miles down to the falls, and as we were on our way back up, the rain started. It got heavier and heavier until it was pouring! I was holding Lera's hand and she was not a happy hiker! She was grumbling and crying the whole way saying how cold and wet she was. Chess was doing okay until she tripped on a rock and fell. Jared walked with her and we finally all made it up, just as the rain slowed to a stop and the sun came out! The girls say the hated the hike, but Jared and I liked it and I don't think we'll ever forget it!