David being out of town this weekend, Stella and Oliver and I went for a cold and beautiful hike in Muir Woods on Sunday. It was early in the day, and a little colder than expected. But now that I realize how close this is to San Francisco, this is something I could see myself out doing and home again before the rest of the house wakes up on the weekends.
You can take the girl out of New Hampshire, but you can't take the New Hampshire out of the girl. The trees here in Muir Woods mainly consist of giant redwoods and small, blighted oaks, but the feeling of forest is transcendent. And obviously, there is nothing more fun to kids than the idea of climbing a tree. Stella and Oliver are such city kids, but they will climb anything with bark on it.