Sunday was a beautiful, warm fall day so we decided to go for a hike in the woods. We took our favorite trail, one that we have heard is one of the oldest Native American trails in the country of the Lenape Indian. We collected leaves, hid inside gnome houses, and played “meet a tree”. One person is blind folded and led to a tree. Still blind folded, the person then has to feel the tree, feel what is around the tree, listen to sounds near the tree, and to just be with the tree. They are then led back to draw their tree. Afterwards they are to go find their tree. We also played in the stream at Indian Rocks where we collected leaf packs to find micro invertebrates. Papa is a wealth of knowledge and full of fun ideas to explore in the woods. Since Norah just turned four she has been able to do everything on her own. Crossing the stream she exclaimed “I can do it alone, I am 4!” Walking the entire trail without once asking to be held she told us, “I walked the whole way, I am 4!” The weather is still warm and mild here. We hope to squeeze in many more hikes in the woods before the bitter cold comes.