Sam asked me today if we could go for a bike ride and my immediate response was "no sweety its winter". But then I thought, if she wants to, why not? So we bundled up and headed out. Me on foot and Sam on bike.
We headed down to the creek to take a look.
Then I told her it was time to head home and she said she wasn't ready, she wanted to bike the long way home! Okay, I thought, pretty sure that we would get to about the farthest spot possible from home and she would be frozen. With disaster surely awaiting us we headed out the long way home.
We spotted birds nests and cool mushrooms along the way.
Someone once called these chinese lanterns, but I am not sure if that is correct. The mom of the birthday girl on Saturday had these for the little girls to use to decorate their fairy houses and when I saw them I couldn't resist! So Sam and I picked a few to bring back home. She loved it and thought they were some kind of fruit. I convinced her not to eat them and just to help me pick some. Can't wait to see what we will come up with to do with these things!
So if you have your bikes stored away some where for winter I would suggest getting them back out! It worked great for some outdoor exercise time for us.
The Nitty Gritty!
I am getting really impatient for spring to come. I have been finding a lot of family camping, backpacking and hiking adventures out there and it is making me antsy to get out there and do some bigger adventures with my girls! I am ready for camping. I am ready to try a little backpacking (okay, maybe a short walk to a campsite from a parking lot, but still!). Or maybe a canoe trip, some kayaking or other boat rides! I want to get adventurous and all this cold and snow is not very accomodating for that. I love winter camping but I think temps in the negative numbers at night might be a bit too cold!
Come on spring! I am ready!!!