|getting ready to go... look at fiona, hilarious|
|sunshine through the leaves|
|rowan on a pile of rocks|
|fiona on her way up|
|walking and talking|
|saguaro with sunshine|
|more of fiona running|
|city from the top of south mountain|
Mike and I took the kids up to South Mountain on Monday. I had no idea this place even existed! It is one of the worlds largest city parks. A park that big and I didn't even know it was a 20 minute car ride from our house. It is an amazing place, so many different trails, one that is over 14 miles long, and great shorter trails. We started out on a 1.7 mile hike, but then an enormous swarm of bees flew up the canyon and well, all I could visualize was us being stung to death in the middle of the desert. SO, we picked another trail. This one was handicapped accessible which meant it was paved and had lots of covered areas that were great for stopping and eating (because for some reason my children need to consume food about every 100 feet). Lots of rocks were climbed, flowers were smelled, jackrabbits were spotted, and hawks were spied.
After the hike (which totaled a mile, and yet took us about 2 hours. lol) we hopped back in the van and drove up to the top of South Mountain and gazed down at the city below. I am sure it looks stunning at night with all the city lights glowing below.