This week we headed to the Pennsylvania Wilds to visit with my friend, Lisa and her lovely family. They were staying in a cabin way back in the wilderness.
And our kids loved being together.
It was a perfect place for them to be free and inspired.
We walked in the stream and skipped rocks. Lisa's husband managed to skip a rock the size of hubcap to everyone's amazement.
After a fun day with friends, Jude and I headed to a nearby state park to camp.
The campground overlooked this lovely reservoir and was practically deserted. There were only four other sites being used so even though it was a state park it felt really remote.
The next day we visited the stream below the dam for a bit.
But the highlight of our day was when we veered off the main byway and headed up to another state park, Hyner View. Living on a creek as we do and having a former Environmental Studies teacher as a mom, Jude knows quite a bit about watersheds. He asked me as we drove along this river, whether our creek flowed into it. So the whole trip became a watershed lesson because in fact our creek does flow into this river about 90 miles south of here. And he knows that is the river that we see when we cross a bridge in a nearby town that we visit a couple of times a week when we get our groceries and visit friends. The water we played in the day before with Lisa's family flows into this river. Nothing like flowing water to help you feel connected and interdependent.
When we got up to Hyner View, a hang glider was just taking off, and Jude was captivated by the flying which looked like dancing in the clouds from where we stood.
This is my favorite picture from that series. I have no idea where I was when I took this picture or what Jude is actually looking at, but I love his expression. We were all lost in the clouds I suppose.
Now we are back to earth, but it was dreamy.
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