Considering it’s APRIL, I was really hoping for warmer weather today, but we were stuck with chilly low 50s. At least it was sunny and the wind tame. We packed our lunch, bundled up and hit the local trails.
We live about 2 miles from one of the Gunpowder Falls State Park parking areas and I LOVE it. It’s one of my favorite places to run as well as take the kids for a hike. The trails are easily marked, there’s a nice map in the parking area and lots of terrain variety. You can stay river side and flat or go up some pretty steep inclines.
We spotted those cool rocks and decided to see if it would make a good picnic spot.
After lunch we found a good spot for rock throwing in the river.
I’m amazed how much pleasure throwing rocks gives these boys. We easily sat there for 30 minutes and I had to drag them away.
They could have done it for hours, but someone was getting tired.
At this point The 7-Year-Old asked for the camera and he shot away the whole walk back. Here are a few of my favorites.
We ended up spending about 2 hours on the trails and it didn’t cost us a dime! A simple packed lunch of PB&J, some carrots and melon was all we needed.
That means our staycation total cost is still $139. I already have something planned for tomorrow that will put us $1 over budget BUT it’s totally worth it. I’m kind of mad at myself for buying those darn waters on day 1!