Monday, March 9, 2015

Nature Walk to Big Four Ice Caves

When we moved back to Washington this Fall, Tony and I said that we wanted to expose the kids to the many nature activities within a few hours drive of home. This weekend we started with a trip to the Big Four Ice Caves in the Snoqualmie National Forest.


It is a four-mile hike.  At age 4, The Bug was able to hike most of the trip himself, although he did catch a ride a few times.

There were many fallen logs to explore along the path.

We had very little snow this year, and we are having an unusually warm spring, so there was only one cave left to view, the others had already collapsed.  However, it was still magnificent to see and well worth the trip.

This is a hike I can easily see us doing again.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

We let the kids pick family excursions instead of parties for their birthdays this year.  Miss M chose to go to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for her 7th birthday. We had gone a few years ago, but both Miss M and The Bug were fairly young.

This is a drive-through wild animal park where you can feed the animals from your car.  It focuses on endangered species.

The kids got to hand-feed a giraffe and it was the highlight of the trip.  (It was my favorite part, also.)

The Bug is already asking if we can go back for his birthday next May.