We've had some fun family hikes this Fall. It's much easier to convince two children to take a hike on a Sunday afternoon than it is four or even three. Especially when mine and Dan's birthdays both fell on Sundays or the day after. It's easy to say, "you have to because it's my birthday!"
The other bonus was Nick needed 5 days of 30 minutes of exercise for 4 weeks, 3 times for his Tenderfoot, 2nd class and 1st class requirements. So hiking was a great way to fill this requirement (and biking, swimming, lacrosse and mowing the lawn). I am proud to say we did it!
(And by we, I generally went with him on hikes and bike rides
and helped remind him to do it and mark it on his chart.)
|Pipeline Trail before Nick started back to school.|
|KT, the cool mom, pulling out Pokemon Go on the trail!|
|Dan's birthday hike & picnic at Lake Mary.|
|Hiking at Snowbird off the Tram.|
|Betsy and Hazel came with us to Snowbird. Fun to reconnect! Betsy was one of my best friends at Univ. of Chicago!|
|Picnic at Brighton for my birthday! (Did you know they have a Frisbee Golf course?)|
|For some reason this doesn't make me nervous.|
|Another week hiking around at Brighton with these three cute boys! (And those colors!)|
As we were driving home from Brighton in October, I mentioned that everyone had been seeing moose while out and about. Betsy had seen moose every time she'd been hiking, EXCEPT the time we were together. And right then, we saw a car pulled over with a camera, I looked right, and there were two moose. Dan turned around and we were able to get out of the car and see them.