The call came in as we were leaving for our hike. We had time to complete the 4.4 miles but we hustled the last hour. I'm leading a hike for work in October and knowing the level some are at, the knee issues and that a few bring their young grandchildren I wanted to preplan the hike. (Gosh I've been in the fire department too long) We walked to the Indians caves along the tunxis trail. It was a beautiful hike. There are some really old trees along the trail and I stopped and blessed them. The smells were amazing. You could tell the change in the path blindfolded. The pine forest, the hardwoods, the field of ferns.....Son is great at finding critters along the way. We stopped to inspect spider webs, millipedes, a garter snake and birds.
The trail brought us out on top of the caves. Having been to the caves via a shorter route in the past we headed back so hubby could be to work on time. 25 feet from the end of the trail youngest gave up. She laid down a big rock to rest. Son asked if she was dead could we leave her behind. I told him yes but, he couldn't touch her. He usually hates having his picture taken but, he was thrilled with this shot.
Hubby went to work. Son went to a party. Youngest and I hung out at home.