Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Snapshot: Father's Day Hike

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

 So, this past week was chaotic, crazy, and stressful. Last Saturday, shortly after I posted my Snapshot post (sorry I didn't have time to visit other blogs), our son called from his study abroad program in Italy to tell us he'd been assaulted. Long story short, a few locals jumped him and his 5 classmates in Rome, walking home late at night, and our son got the worst of it - punched and kicked in the head. He went to the ER and got stitches, but he also had a concussion. He has a history of concussion and his symptoms were severe, so we were very, very concerned. His symptoms weren't improving much during the week, so we arranged to bring him home on Thursday. He is now back here, safe and sound and beginning to heal.

My husband and I did take some time out on Father's Day to get outside and enjoy a short hike - a welcome respite in a very stressful weekend:

The start of the path on a beautiful day!

Tunnel through the trees

Lots of GREEN!


Hiking selfie

Bridge over the creek

Reflections in the pond

Duck family on the pond

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!


  1. Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear about your son. It's so sad that such a terrible thing could happen. I hope he's healing with every passing day.
    I love the photos from your short hike. Looks like a beautiful place to walk on a sunshiny day.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features ”Seattle’s Stairways.”

  2. Yikes! How horrible about your son...I bet it was especially hard since you are so far away!

    The hiking photos are just lovely!

  3. So sorry to hear about your son's assault--so scary but he's safe with you now. I really hate to hear about this type of thing--my three twenty-something kids are traveling in Europe this summer in August and I know I'll worry about them!

    Your Father's Day hike looks soothing and hopefully it helped you relax a bit.