My kids are always a little leery when I ask if they want to go on an adventure.  I don't know if it is because my idea of an adventure and their idea of an adventure don't always match up or because I tend to sing it…"We're gonna go, go, go, go on an adventure…" Needless to say, when I brought up an adventure on Saturday, Connor gave me the stink eye. That is until I bribed him with ice cream. Well, I actually told him that we were going to go exploring at the place we always get ice cream at when we are done and he was sold. He grabbed his compass so we wouldn't get lost, and away we went.

Little did we know that instead of being all sunny in the hills like it normally is, it was actually fogged in. But we still had a great time. Both kids were digging running around on the trails and climbing up rocks. Connor constantly wanted to know what way we were pointing and what was that direction. "I know we are pointing east, but what is that direction?" Isla always proves herself to be a bit of a daredevil in situations like this, while Connor is the cautious one holding her back from leaping to her death…when really she is far from close to the edge.

^^ Taken by Connor 

Connor has been really interested in my camera lately. So I put the strap on his wrist and let him give it a go for a few minutes. He took a few pictures of us, then went to town taking pictures of the scenery in all the different directions. I kind of love that he is getting into taking pictures.  

^^ Having a little daddy-daughter moment there 

I always enjoy getting outside and exploring with the kids and they always enjoy getting outside. I would love to live on some land where they could go exploring everyday. In the mean time, we will take off to the hills and let them get their fix that way. And, true to my word, we got ice cream in Knights Ferry on the way home.

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  1. We really need to get out and do this... it's easy to forget that we have so many beautiful places that aren't that far away. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What a beautiful adventure. Our adventures right now would include 4 feet of snow and below freezing temps.


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