It was gorgeous! What a beautiful view was awaiting us at the ridge. It was fun to work hard at something with our kids and have them learn the value of physical exertion and the feeling of accomplishment that you gain from working hard. William had a rough go after a while but he kept trucking along. I'm so proud of his determination.
We stopped at the thrift store on the way to the hiking spot and got the boys some hiking boots for a few dollars as well as a couple of hats for 99 cents. I also got Louisa a large sun hat to wear which ended up being great to cover her and give her a shady place to sleep a bit. Getting them shoes was the best idea! William's boots were in great condition and were "real" hiking boots - they easily would have sold brand new for $50. I love a good deal!