We have a new favorite hangout.
We can drive for about 5 minutes and arrive at a beautiful pond
with a creek feeding it as it runs down a rock bed.
I can bring a camp chair and a few snacks
and sit in the shade while my little ones explore to their hearts' content,
wading, building sandcastles, climbing boulders, throwing rocks, and digging for treasures.
Most of the best places on Earth are outdoors, don't you think?
I treasure these moments as I watch my children enjoy childhood
and explore with eyes of wonder and awe.