Yes, we have done this hike once before, and it was our very first hike coincidentally! It was definitely something to see and experience, so why not go again? Now that our children are hiking "pros" as it were? We also got my sister-in-law and our niece Mikayla on board as well. I just love when other mothers are as crazy as I am for these adventures!
The drive down was pretty bad as Mikayla suffers from car sickness like her father before her. And believe me, when Rob got sick we all suffered. As the story goes on one of my birthdays (the one when I was finally able to pierce my ears) we were headed towards the mall and my mother told Rob to just puke out the window because she wasn't pulling over.... not realizing that the back window was open. Can you imagine? So yeah, I've been puked on by my brother in a car on my birthday on the way to get my dream of pierced ears to come true.... that's a story for you right there. Or how about the six bucks I would get paid for washing the outside of the vehicle then upon return from said road trip? Six. Whole. Dollars.
Anyways once we arrived and Ashley cleaned her up and changed her as best she could we headed off into the woods towards the falls. The walk is quite short... the only iffy part being the walk across the creek on wet rocks, but if you wore water shoes like Ashley did it's no big thing at all. I didn't even get my feet wet though soo... score.
The kids got to splash around and run around in the water for bit, just loving the fact that I was letting them do that. Dom was his typical daredevil self. That kid just runs face first into water with abandon. It's petrifying and exhausting. After some time of this we told the kids we were going to walk up to see the top of the falls... which was okay. Not as cool as seeing it from the bottom that's for sure.
So Kilgore Falls? We came. We saw. We conquered. And we took a slightly less scenic route home that I am happy to report did not make my niece vomit. The poor thing.