So Cool.  Seriously. A gorgeous little retreat from the city, about ten minutes outside of downtown.  We spent a morning hiking and playing in the woods, and when we reached the top, had an amazing view of Boston.  What a great way to start the day!  Teaching the boys about the beauty in both the hustle and bustle of the city…and the quiet and calm of the city. I am always torn between whether I love the great outdoors or the city more, I guess mornings like this prove that it doesn’t have to be one or the other.  Each are beautiful in their own way and provide such great opportunities for growth, learning, and discovery!

After a few hours of fun hiking, it was time for the pond.  Let me just say this Florida boys, don’t get much chance to swim in lakes…or ponds…or any other non pool water…when we are in Florida.  Their mom and dad make their lives far too much to trust the gators that reside in every body of water in Florida!  So, pond and lake experiences are definitely outside of their comfort zone.  But by the end of the day, they were catching fish, jumping, splashing, and diving.  A fun filled afternoon with Juli is just what we needed after all the hard work earlier in the day!