“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
It’s winter time in the Pacific Northwest. That means, lots of rain. And if it isn’t raining, the sky is filled with fog. Which can be beautiful, but hard to motivate any outdoor activities. But on Saturday we decided to bundle up, and pull on our “squishy boots” and go for a hike. A quick drive to Point Defiance Park, and we were in the trees. We could have stayed on the paved 5 Mile Drive, but chose to go walking along a muddy path. Under layers of tree branches and rain drops, the kids’ voices echoed through the air. We hardly saw the boy or the dog, who ran up ahead of the rest of us. I watched as the light played in the trees and loved when the girl stepped into a pocket of light in her pink and white striped rain gear. My mom had her big golf umbrella, and the colors were perfect compliments to the green and browns of the forest. About an hour and a half later, our heads were cleared, lungs full of fresh wet air, and our legs felt strong. We each had a big bowl of soup and some hot chocolate back at the house and slept away a small portion of the afternoon, I love a sleepy Saturday!