Friday Postcards from Discovery Park
One goal I have had this summer is to hike more with the kids. We have so many urban trails and accessible hikes just outside the city that would be easy for the kids and I to do together and with friends. The weather has been as close to perfection as we could hope, without a cloud in the sky.
We took our first hike earlier this week in Seattle’s Discovery Park, the largest park in the city. The total trail loop we would take would be about 2.2 miles. This would be done on mostly flat trails, with some stairs and the beach involved. Easy peasy.
It took us over three hours to hike the trail.
Now before your jaw drops to the floor, remember there were little legs involved. I was hiking with two friends and their children. We had three moms and six kids whose ages ranged from two years old up to seven years old. We also stopped for a little picnic on the beach. Rocks had to be thrown in the water. Tide pools had to be explored. All of these things take time, and we didn’t mind taking it easy.
Probably the most surprising aspect of our hike was that very little whining occurred. Naturally I had a bag of treats to entice everyone back to the car, which definitely helped limit the whining, but still. We were quite proud of our kids. It gave us the courage to tackle a new trail next week.
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