The Bradshaws - 5 new articles
We hiked down the ‘Ho Chi Minh’ trail in La Jolla today. That’s always a favorite. An easy hike because it’s so short, but it’s got some fun technical parts: walking on a board across a little ravine, going through a mini slot canyon, and a little bit of ropes at the end. Plus you get to swim at the end. And the water was great today.
You know summer break must be coming to an end soon when you go to grab some sunscreen for one of the last beach trips before school starts back up next week, and you find 14 bottle of sunscreen, each with just a few drops left in the bottom. I’m hoping we have enough between all these bottles for a hike down to the beach today. :)
When we moved into our house one of the things that we loved was the pair of red tailed hawks that nest in the canyon behind our house, and we love seeing them soaring beyond our backyard most everyday. We even named them a couple years ago: Carmen & Diego. :)
When Camden & Eli went to their boy scout camp last week they found out they had the option to choose from several special outings one day at the camp, including indoor skydiving. We told them that if they were willing to earn the money and pay us back for half of the cost we'd be ok with that. And since Michael was volunteering with them at the camp that day, and it happened to be the day before his birthday, he ended up deciding to try it out too.
I’ve been thinking about something to do that is good exercise and also something fun, so I won’t just give up after a few weeks, and I decided to give rock climbing a try. We found a local gym that has a pretty good deal for family passes, so three of the boys went with my to try it out for the first time the other day. We had lots of fun, were totally tired, and had some blisters by the time we were done. The boys also got to try out the slack line & the peg board. I think we’re going to head back over there tomorrow for Michael to try it out, since he took the day off work for his birthday.