Thursday, March 2, 2017

Presidents' Day Weekend

If you're an adult who doesn't care for cold or snow, then this winter in D.C. has pretty much been heaven. If, however, you're a young child who loves the snow and wishes for nothing more than a snow day (so much so that you wear your pajamas inside out AND backwards, ahem, OLLIE), then it's been disappointing. Presidents' Day weekend was no different: temperatures in the 60s with no rain.

When given this weather, I feel like we need to be outside ALL THE TIME. So we had a nice weekend mix of trampoline jumping, walking, riding bikes, dinner with friends, and hiking on Monday. Ollie wanted the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, but something told me that place would be PACKED, so we opted for Catoctin Mountain Park (such a weird designation, no?). It was gorgeous. The boys did great. It was a four-miler (like Billy Goat), but rockier. The boys had a tougher time, but still did a great job.

We found a loop hike that connected two rocks: one a vista and the other, not.

The clouds were awesome!

This was at Chimney Rock, which you can't see.

This was taken on Wolf Rock, which was the un-peak rock. It was this crazy long piece of rock with tons of deep crevices that made me nervous to cross.

The weather was perfect. Crowds were manageable. And we all loved the Swedish Fish as "hiking power beans."


  1. That sounds like so much fun. We love to hike and even though it's been a warm winter here the local trails have still been icy. We're anxiously awaiting the return of hiking season!

  2. Super cool. Looks totally great! Go boys - 4 miles is definitely an awesome achievement for little (and sometimes big . . . ) guys. :)