I will be sad when my kids no longer play for hours in the mud, trees and rocks. I so enjoy sitting near as the use their imaginations to create out of nature.
Today, they worked to weave mats while we sat in the shadow of ruins and watched by cows.
The forest around where we live here in Spain may be the best part of living here. Now, I know I there are lots of parks and green spaces in Washington. And we take advantage of those as well. But, here there’s not also the YMCA or the pool or the beach or the playgrounds or play dates to also occupy our time.
Over the last few weekends we have gone exploring, settled in and had a picnic in the woods. And almost always, we see very few other people.
We visited a National Park one weekend for an amazing hike. Sierra de Guadarrama Parque Nacional. We went 5 miles round trip at an elevation of 6,600 ft.
We’ve been to forest on both sides of the river – although we’re always sharing the space with a cow or two.