Today was cool, rainy, relaxing, productive, also sunny and a wonderful temperature.
Since school finished for the kids on June 17th we have been busy-busy-busy, fitting in all sorts of fun (which I plan to blog about) and home improvement projects. Today though we just hung out together, we went for a 3 1/2 hour long, 8km hike to Angel springs.
It had rained the day and night before so everything was bright, clean, fresh, and it smelt so good, such fresh air! Asher rode in the Ergo most of the hike, but was out and walking for about a 1/4 of it, he loved keeping up with the big kids and checking out all the things he saw along the path.
It did rain on us while we hiked but we were prepared with raincoats. The area we were hiking was a north facing side of the mountain so the vegetation was a bit more like the west coast, combine that with the rain and it reminded us of our years living in Coquitlam.
Angel spring is a hot(warm) spring and it creates orange coloured tufa deposits, a calcite deposit forms where it comes out in the forest, it coats the twigs and leaf litter which later rot and leave behind this cool porous rock.
We had a snack and a drink near the springs before heading back.
The cedar trees were tall and the rain stopped for a while and the sun came out.
We found a tree with a great little seat. :)
Hikers on the way back home!
Once back at home Ian and Marin made a triple batch of Welsh cakes.
The big boys played LEGO and Asher had a bubble bath, while I cleaned a bathroom, and we of course all ate some Welsh cakes!
For dinner we made pizza and gathered a plate of fresh veggies from our garden. Yum! We ate out on the deck in the lovely breeze and watched the quail families come to feed at the bird feeders in our yard.
Such a great day!!