Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mountains and Bunnies

...and the other way to escape the overcast and cloudy weather here in Tenerife?? Drive above the clouds! That's exactly what we did this past Monday. We went to escape the gloomy weather and to possibly see some snow by driving up to El Teide.

As we drove through the forest and above the clouds, we were greeted by a beautiful, clear, blue sky. The temperature was a little chilly, but the sunshine kept things comfortable. There were a few patches of snow here and there, and we thought about joining a couple and their kids playing in it, but then we decided to drive further up the mountain instead. We stopped at a bar/restaurant for a snack, Connor decided to eat his muddy shoe, and then we took the boys for a little "hike."
They had a great time exploring and collecting things like sticks and rocks. They did really really well navigating the paths and (mostly) following Mom & Dad.

As the sun started to set, we turned back towards the car. And, even though it was getting colder, the boys didn't seem to be in a hurry to end their day... until Jaime spotted a rabbit.

Once the boys caught sight of it, they took off running. Luckily it was in the direction we wanted them to go. Of course, the bunny outran our speedsters and hid in a bush. It was so cute watching the boys look and wait for the "Easter" bunny to reappear. The rabbit did make one more appearance before taking off for good, but the boys still wanted to wait. We had to tell them that maybe the bunny "went this way..." which, of course, was in the direction of our car.


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We changed them, fed them in the "Auto Café," and then took the long drive down through the clouds back to our place. Another great "cloud day" escape.


"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility." ~Rachel Carson

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