Armed with sunscreen, water, and those delicious Nature Valley peanut bars, we set out with enthusiasm!
After hiking down to the Patapsco River,
we splashed around,
crossed a metal suspension bridge,
and finally arrived at a roaring dam.
I could sense a calmness--almost a reverence--as the children sat on the riverbank
or stared up at the treetops.
What a beautiful, sacred earth we have.
After we came home the boys stripped themselves of calmness, put on capes, and requested pictures of themselves jumping off the ottoman. Yes.
and a double!
What kids! I guess they can't always be calm, but they can entertain themselves for hours, without as much as a single phone call to a county office.