We found a really nice place to adventure just a few minutes from the house.
Hiking in the woods is one of my favorite things to do.... even when the kids grumble or whine about being tired. There is something so good about getting out and pressing on. Feeling your feet hit the earth beneath you as you listen to the forest.
This trail, in the middle of town, was far bigger than I expected and I admit..... my adventuring bug got the better of me. With no snacks or water the little guy was on the verge of falling apart near the end.... but it was nice and cool in the woods and we pressed on. Little bridges and large rocks to climb saved the day. I knew he could do it, and he did.
After a two hour loop we got back to the car. All full of that good kind of feeling that only comes from moving your body.
After guzzling down cool water Luke wipes his arm across his face and looks at me. "Mama, Daddy would love this forest. But next time we need snacks."