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The 7-Year-Old’s Spring Break Staycation: Day 4

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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.

Kids on Hiking Trail at Gunpowder

Kids on hiking trail at Gunpowder

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.

Brothers checking out the sand.

Brothers checking out the sand.


2 Year-Old happy as a clam on the trail.

Headed up Hill for a Picnic.

Headed uphill for a picnic.

We spotted those cool rocks and decided to see if it would make a good picnic spot.

It did!

Eating a PB&J on a high rock at Gunpowder Park

Eating a PB&J on a high rock at Gunpowder Park

2 Year-Old eating a carrot at Gunpowder Park

2 Year-Old eating a carrot at Gunpowder Park

After lunch we found a good spot for rock throwing in the river.

Kids Throwing Rocks in Gunpowder River

Throwing rocks in Gunpowder 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.

Tired 2-Year Old

Tired 2-Year Old

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.


Love that he thinks of fun angles!

I love back shots and take them all the time, so I think it’s funny that he seems to like them, too.


I don’t know what it is about this one but I like it!


The 2 Year Old is a big fan of stairs.


Love seeing the world through his eyes.

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!

Click here to see what we did Day 3!
Click here to see what we did Day 5.

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    April 5, 2013

    Ryan takes awesome pictures! This is by far my favorite day so of your spring break staycation. I love your backpack. Can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow. Reply

    The 7-Year-Old’s Spring Break Staycation: Day 3

    April 5, 2013

    Beautiful photos of your day! I love how you enjoy time with your sons and see life through their eyes. This is my favourite of your Staycations too. I'll say it again Roni, you're an AWESOME mom. Reply