The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a great spot for a long walk and to see hundreds of native plants, animals and birds.  It costs $2.50 for all people over 16 to walk the trails and there is a lovely Visitor’s Center where the kids had a great time finding out about the different plants, animals and birds we would see.  There are over 2,500 acres of marsh and tidal flats and over 5 miles of trails.  We did a 2.5 mile walk around the South Marsh Loop including heading west a little off the loop to the railroad tracks … a must have pit-stop for any little boy obsessed with trains.  The kids did amazingly well on such a long walk.  The last 1/4 mile or so they started to drag a little, but they made it all the way back to the car and then out for lunch before having a much needed nap.

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A much needed potty stop for Marisol.

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Amanda September 5, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks like a great day out!

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Sharlene September 5, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks awesome! Right up our alley. Great pictures as always

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pehpot September 6, 2009 - 5:00 pm

It seems likem the kids had fun in the sun.. you captured their adventure in a very nice and artistic way :)Dropping by from SITS.. following your blog now :)Make or Break

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Melanie September 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

As always, such beautiful pictures. Can you get your butt to Hawaii and give me some photo lessons?

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