Category Archives: Out of doors

city living vs. out of doors

Sometimes I wonder if living in a city is the best idea for us or not.  We enjoy the city with its diversity and variety of opportunities. But really like the woods too. Yesterday we wandered for hours along a creek. We found songbirds and fish and a big white duck. We crossed paths with a doe and her yearling and even a fox. we walked under train tracks and counted cars on a cargo train too. We waded through water, told ourselves stories, collected rocks, and built a modest fort. We practiced math skills and made plans, dreamed up art projects and travel ideas. We splashed and sniffed and there was laughter and peace.  To think this all happened within walking distance of our little home in a big city. #phillylove
Sometimes I wonder if living in a city is the best idea for us or not. We enjoy the city with its diversity and variety of opportunities. But really like the woods too. Yesterday we wandered for hours along a creek. We found songbirds and fish and a big white duck. We crossed paths with a doe and her yearling and even a fox. we walked under train tracks and counted cars on a cargo train too. We waded through water, told ourselves stories, collected rocks, and built a modest fort. We practiced math skills and made plans, dreamed up art projects and travel ideas. We splashed and sniffed and there was laughter and peace. To think this all happened within walking distance of our little home in a big city. #phillylove

Hermit Cave Hike

Hermit's Cave hike: today we hiked a lower section of #Wissahickon . Road noise from Lincoln drive makes me think this section might be more enjoyable on bike. We found the mystic meditation cave site though and saw songbirds and a couple hawks too. Fifty degrees in January is a pretty good deal too. 3.5 miles with the 2-year old managing to lead the way for over half the time. #52hikechallenge #hike2 #wildandfreechildren
Hermit’s Cave hike: today we hiked a lower section of #Wissahickon . Road noise from Lincoln drive makes me think this section might be more enjoyable on bike. We found the mystic meditation cave site though and saw songbirds and a couple hawks too. Fifty degrees in January is a pretty good deal too. 3.5 miles with the 2-year old managing to lead the way for over half the time. #52hikechallenge #hike2 #wildandfreechildren