15 yo: "What is this place?"
Me: "What? Nature?"
15 yo: "Yeah, I guess."
An actual conversation while hiking.
We spent today outside, and it had nothing to do with soccer.
It's true. On Saturday, I had just come back from my work's annual Convention, a fun but exhausting event. I got home Saturday afternoon, took a 2 hour nap, then went to bed at 9 p.m. and slept for 12 hours.
No one was playing or refereeing a soccer game, so what to do on this beautiful day?
We loaded all living things in the car and drove the 1 1/2 hours to Fall River State Park, a straight shot east down highway 400.
Adam drove us there and Zach drove us back.
About 30 minutes before we reached the park, we noticed no one had cell service. OMG. No cell phones? We were disconnected from the world for 4 hours!
We'd never been there so we stopped and tried to make sense of the map of trails. We started out on one trail, and then couldn't figure out where it went after we lost the trail near a creek.
Finally, a well marked trail. The biggest news here is that we let Ali off her leash during our hike. She walks faster than us, so if she got too far ahead, we'd call her back. She'd walk ahead again, and we'd call her back...over and over.
We hiked for about an hour, but did have to get back - Scott was fixing prime rib for dinner and it took 3 hours to bake. Didn't want to mess with dinner! Especially if someone else is cooking! #winning