First, there's hiking and then there's *hiking*. I prefer the former, though the boys often do the latter. Usually with Dad. Natch.
Now that Xav is attending PE classes at the public school, we go for a walk together after we pick him up. Sometimes, that is on a nice, open trail. These pictures are from our journey a week ago.
Xav found some milkweed, which after getting the fluff all over us (not to be removed until we returned home and got a lint roller out), we decided to save the seeds and find a spot in our yard to grow milkweed. We hope to see some monarchs. Xav also picked a tasty corn dog. Or cattail.
It was a nice fall day, not too hot, not cold. We explored the trail, dropped a stick in a stream and ran across the bridge to see it come out the other side.
Definitely a good day. I'm hoping for a few more days like it before winter settles in for six whole months.