|Fall 2010 on a hike with Milo.|
Thank you Spring! Had a wonderful hike with the all my boys this Trap Pond State Park. Delaware doesn’t have a National Park and only a few State Parks but this is always a fun day. Easy trails , an intriguing visitor center complete with interactive learning displays for the boys. The park includes sites and cabins for overnight camping as well as some excellent spots to check out the Baldycypress trees (I believe it’s the Northernmost spot to see them) on the water via the kayak.
If you have young ones like we do, you’ll likely spend more time at the playground and less on the trail, but that’ll happen soon enough. We LOVE being outdoors. Our hikes are not as physically demanding as they were pre-toddlers but the mental exhaustion fills the void. Patience to look at everything along the trail but taking the time to see everything through their eyes is worth every moment. Answering all their questions over and over again. Even our vocabularies are expanding!
We started the day out a bit stressed, worrying about finances. We knew we had to stretch our minds and get back on track with what’s meaningful. Getting out into nature doesn’t cost a dime and it’s a great reminder of what’s really important; relationships.
Having to stretch every dollar this time of year is stressful but I’m also learning how to be better with money. We’re giving the software program You Need A Budget a shot. Soon my husband will be working more weekends and these moments will be few and far between over the course of his busy season.