We went on an adventure today. At the beginning of the summer I bought a book that is full of family friendly hikes. The sad thing is that we haven't had time to do any of them:( So today was the day, we packed a picnic, piled in the car and drove to Coupeville to hike a 3.5 mile hike around Ebey Beach. It was graded at moderate and as far as difficulty goes that was very accurate however it failed to mention that some parts were very narrow with one side being a straight down cliff that rolled several hundred feet down to rocks. I was bit nervous but the kids did pretty well. Elliot trucked the whole way and Grace made it half the way with quite a few shoulder rides from the Daddy. I secretly think that Brian enjoys giving these shoulder rides to Grace and she does provide endless entertainment by singing opera in your ear. It is hard to believe that are kids are old enough to enjoy these sorts of adventures:)
The trail was a loop that went up above the beach on a bluff and then down on the beach, it was gorgeous. The top part was a sunny bluff surrounded by dry fields filled with buttercups and purple flowers. And the beach was covered with fog you almost felt like you were in two different places. When we left it was hard not to think about how amazing Gods paintbrush is and how beautifully he has created this earth. It was a great day!!!