One of the major reasons we wanted to move out of the small town where we lived and into the city was the abundance of metro parks and hiking trails. There are 15 huge parks with great hiking all within the city area. Today we took our first hike since the move to Ohio after years of good hiking in Arizona. Wow… what a great feeling to be back on the trail. There were lots of families there hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and enjoying an afternoon picnic. It was so beautiful out. It was my three year old’s first real hike… we did a couple miles… and he did great!
At first I wondered if we would even get him on the trail since he seemed to love this field of tall grasses. After convincing him that there was water yet to come he decided to follow me onto the trail head.
He skipped stones…
And he sat and watched the creek for a loooong time…
And we walked some more..
And we scoped out some berries… there were lots of these. Mulberries??
And we just had the best day… I just love my little family so much.. each day is a new miracle. Three great kids (one of whom was not with us today) and a man that I am still crazy in love with after 11 years. How did I get so lucky?
I think we have decided to buy some small canoes or kayaks since we live so close to these creeks. I can see lots of family fun creekside in our future.