Thursday, May 23, 2013

Exploring our neighbourhood

I have discovered a new favourite place to "get away" with the family.  The best part?  It's FREE!
It's only a 10 minute drive from my house, but it feels like we're in the middle of a forest.  Well, that's probably because we are.  But it's a small enough forest that we can explore without being worried about getting lost.  And there are lots of fallen trees from last year's wind storm, so the climbing is pretty fun, too.
 Most of the paths are level enough that Grandma can join us for a hike if she's visiting for the day.
 The kids were begging us to go back again with the other set of visiting grand-parents, so we made it happen this past weekend.
Being out in the forest brings out the best in all of us, even when it means that my hubby decides to be sneaky and tells the kids to pose on this ledge...
 And then tells me to turn and run with him, away from the kids, as fast as I can.

(Don't worry, they caught us.)

It's such a beautiful place to explore.  And we haven't even seen half of it in the three times that we've been.  I think we'll need to go back this weekend to see how the tadpoles are doing.

So much to learn!  So much to explore!  We've got our work cut out for us this summer.

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