After working on our Hiker badge in Girl Scouts yesterday, I couldn’t wait to get my kids outside! The trail was a little stepper and muddier at times than we anticipated, but the sunshine and ridge-top views were spectacular. The hills really are that green! I where we live.
We spent our rainy early-release Wednesday baking snickerdoodles and playing basketball in the church gym with friends. I always start Wednesdays wondering how we’ll fill up a long day, but I usually end them exhausted because we found too much to do!
We found the ladybugs! The kids were equal parts fascinated and grossed out. Ladybugs were literally piled on top of each other on sticks, leaves, blades of grass… EVERYWHERE. (Park at the Skyline Gate staging area, then take the Stream Trail to where it intersects with the Prince Trail in Redwood Regional Park. November thru February.)
Girl Scout leader Discoveree was so inspiring and informative! I took classes in geocaching , hike planning ⛰, games for groups ♀️, and felted soap . Now I almost want to do daily Brownie meetings so we can do all the hikes and activities!