Last weekend we enjoyed a fun family hike with my best friend and her girls at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park. Despite its close proximity to us, I’d only been there once before, when Betsy was just a baby.
It was a bit hilly, but everyone did surprisingly well on the hike. Perhaps we’re finally getting past the stage where a several-miles-long hike means a child will have to be worn or carried home. Really the majority of the complaining was about us not letting Abigail walk directly into the Potomac River, even though she had apparently worn her rain boots specifically for that purpose.
The river is a bit calmer than at Great Falls.
Sarah also did very well on the hike and did not ask to be worn or carried home. Although I totally would have tried if she’d asked.
I believe that tree was struck by lightening. We had nothing to do with it!
Such a pretty place, with plenty of interesting things to investigate. All in all, I’d say this outing was a good idea.