Walking Around Mackworth Island – Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jenna, Kirsten, Brent, Hayley, and Skye at Mackworth Island

I took Kirsten out on another day pass today. Per her request, we hiked around Mackworth Island. She never used her walker, preferring instead to hold my hand for support. Over the smoother parts of the trail, as not to over-exert her on our excursion, I pushed her in her wheelchair. She did a great job, and seemed to enjoy her ambulatory progress, as well as the sights, smells, textures, and sounds of our gorgeous state.

The Mackworth Island Trail is a wonderful 1.25 mile trail around the perimeter of Mackworth Island. It’s always a beautiful walk, with benches and swings on which to rest, as well as the girls’ favorite part: the fairy village.

Mackworth Island
Walking the Mackworth Island Trail
It was a very bumpy wheelchair ride

On the way back to the hospital, Kirsten, Skye, and I stopped at Cold Stone Creamery for an ice cream. It was a wonderful outing, and nice to be together as a family, away from a hospital.

4 Replies to “Walking Around Mackworth Island – Saturday, September 22, 2012”

  1. AWESOME!! Kirsten looks great!

  2. So happy things are making progress. There will be many moons worth of recovery so just keep going one day at a time. Love you guys.

  3. Incredibly heartwarming. Love you guys.

  4. Great to see pics and the family out
    Luv Dad, patsy & gramma Jean

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