The kids had a fall holiday from school on Friday so on Saturday we set off for "Family Adventure Day".
We loaded all 6 bikes on the SUV, packed a picnic lunch, grabbed some donuts and kloaches for breakfast and headed west a couple hours to a state park with some waterfalls that we'd never been to before. The weather was gorgeous and we had a beautiful day exploring as a family!
Don't ask me how close Little Girl came to a collision with a patch of cacti when the trail went downhill and she took it full speed as I watched in horror from behind! Thankfully she narrowly missed the cactus and came to a stop safely in some tall grass. I, however, have several new gray hairs from bike riding over hills with that daredevil little girl who kept telling me as I begged her to slow down, "I'm not controlling my bike, IT is controlling ME!" But, go figure, her only scraped knee was on the hill I deemed "too steep" and while we were walking our bikes down the hill she fell and got a little scraped up!
We drove home after dark with some very sleepy kids and fun memories of our family adventure day!