We ate at fun restaurants, shopped at cute shops, went for a long drive in the Hills, played Dance Dance Revolution (!), spent our nights in a cute little cabin, watched movies, played games . . . and best of all, went hiking by ourselves for the first time since Isaac was born.
It was cloudy and misty when we set off, but it didn't really rain until we made it back to the car. We hiked down a beautiful green canyon, rock-hopping over a creek to make it to the location known as Devil's Bathtub. It was cool, dark, quiet, peaceful. All the things that hiking with the children usually are not. Of course I love taking them hiking. But the silence - oh yes. The sounds of rushing water, of birds high in the trees, of the wind rushing through the treetops, the stillness of the canyon. Oh yes. Wonderful. See for yourselves.