I dragged everyone out to Gambrill park today for a hike.  Perhaps I underplayed a bit the level of effort that would be required, but if I’d said, “Hey, let’s go climb straight up the side of the mountain for about a mile!” would anyone have come?  I do not think so.  But they came and it was pretty and no one burst a blood vessel.

Lily was complaining toward the end.  She’d have been a lot less tired if she hadn’t Jazzercized the whole way.  I swear she expended twice as much energy as the rest of us.

By the time we reached the overlook, it had gotten a bit cloudy, but it was still really pretty.

It was good to smell the fall leaves and hear the silence…whenever Lily stopped to draw a breath…and enjoy the season before it goes.