The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. -Denis Waitley
First, I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since I started this little blog. Obviously the last 2 years have been…well…formative.
Now that things are getting a little more settled for me- I’m in a totally solid relationship, we’re about to buy a house, I have a great job that I love and I still get to work on my own business on the side- I’ve decided I need to keep up on this little trail blog.
Also- Matt and I have decided to set a big goal for ourselves for 2017, and I will want to chronicle it with this blog. Best I get back into the habit of writing now and then!
ON this beautiful Indian-summer Sunday, Matt was sick. He hasn’t been feeling well for a few days so I let him sleep in whilst I extracted the kids on an adventure!
We started of just taking a drive into the Monument, up the west entrance. This was my plan: drink a Mt. Dew, listen to Rascal Flatts, and drive….as per my traditional tradition.
When we reached Otto’s Trail, I couldn’t help but want to get out and enjoy this immensely beautiful day. We hiked the .25 mile down to the view point and attempted a timed selfie. My phone fell over several times due to wind gusts on the precipice, but the laughter and image made it worth it.
The autumn colors enhanced the scene.
We checked out a couple more viewpoints: Independence Monument viewpoint where we enjoyed a lecture on geography by the most petite ranger I’ve ever met. She was duly impressed with the knowledge my kids already possess.
The viewpoint at Artist’s Point was one I hadn’t actually climbed down to…so we did!
On our way out, back down the west-side [yes, I did a little ‘west side’ hand sign when I wrote that], where we encountered a herd of sheep headed down the road.
After checking in again at home, and partaking in a little snack and snuggly nap with Matt, I got the kids on bikes and we headed down the Riverfront trail to Edgewater Brewery. They have grown to LOVE riding their bikes.
And I loved sitting and chilling out with a tasty drink and a light salad and running into friends and chatting and the sunshine and happiness and butterflies. Ha ha ha!
Here’s to a LOVELY and IDYLLIC Sunday in October.