I finally was able to take my kids hiking on one of our local trails this weekend. Up to now, the morning temperatures would rise too quickly for comfort.
Both kids were very excited about going to the “mounts,” as Lael calls mountains. They probably walked a total of 2 miles round trip.
As a kind of running joke, I’m always asking the kids if they hugged a cactus today? After all, they get pretty lonely. On this trip, I got them to “hug” a barrel cactus.
On the jump, notice how big saguaros get.