The Trail

by Ginger on November 12, 2011

in Family

Lately, we’ve been trying to take the kid and the dog to this great little trail near our house. The trail gets us out of the house, lets everyone get some fresh air and exercise, and, oh yeah, lets the dog and the kid burn off a great amount of pent up energy.  We get to go out into nature some–the trail features woodland, marsh, and a little creek (which lately, with the rain we’ve been getting, actually sounds like a creek. I love listening to it).

It’s been a great way to spend time as a family. Sasha runs around chasing birds and lizards. Jackson digs and draws in the dirt. We all run and chase each other around, generally filled with merriment and laughter.

I don’t know why we haven’t taken advantage of this trail before now. There was a time when we took Jackson there and walked with him in his stroller when he was little, but we haven’t been back in a while. Now though, it’s become a weekend event, at least once but up to 4 times over the two days I have off. When we turn down the street heading that way, Jackson yells TRAIL TRAIL, and Sasha’s tail starts to wag.

It’s nice to have these kinds of things to do as a family. There’s no obligations out on the trail. The rules are simple: “don’t fall down into the ravine,” “don’t drink the standing water,”no throwing rocks.” We just go out and enjoy being outside. As a family.

Cloud November 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

That sounds like lots of fun. We don’t get out to enjoy the stuff in our immediate neighborhood enough. We’ve never been into Tecolate Canyon (as a family- Hubby’s gone mountain biking there). It is literally across the street from us. We do get down to Mission Bay quite a bit, though.

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