Now that we are all in Covid quarantine lock-down mode, it’s been interesting trying to plan a 13th birthday. We had to cancel our big birthday trip, which was going to be her primary present. I’ll reschedule it, someday, but I have no idea when that will be. I ordered a few presents online, plus presents from family, but that’s all we got. I’ll make a cake on Tuesday. We asked Eve if she wanted to do a family outing and she decided on a hike. The forecast for the next few days is yucky, and we’ll be “in school” all week, so we took advantage of the dry weather yesterday and went for a hike up behind the school. There are trails there that the kids have gone up a few times in PE classes, but Alan and I had never been on them. It was fun.
We had fun exploring the area, on the well marked and not-so well marked trails. Towards the end we found ourselves back on the bike path, where, coincidentally, a guy Alan knows from the conservation committee was pedaling by. We asked him about the brush clearing and he said there were invasive species in that area that were killing native trees, so last summer they brought up a “brontosaurus” to do massive clearing. Crazy! He pointed us to the trails website for more information.
The only down side to the day was the vast number of ticks we had to pick off Huxley!! He’s wearing a flea and tick collar, but apparently it’s not working anymore! I ordered another one immediately! We all spent the rest of the day feeling like we had creepy crawlies all over us. Yuck!