We celebrated our fifth anniversary last month by hiring a sitter and heading out for a long baby-free hike at a nearby State Park. We love taking the kids on the trail with us, and pop the twins into hiking backpacks on a regular basis. Still, 30 extra pounds of toddler and pack will definitely slow your pace and limit your range. It was fun to move fast and head deep into the woods again.
Like most of North America we’ve had an unusually cold and snowy winter this year (though nothing compared to our northern childhoods). Hiking with a bit of snow on the ground was an ideal treat, topped off by a stop at our favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican place for perfect steak tacos with onions and lime. A very good anniversary!