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On The Trail

Just a few pictures of a hike we took along the Bruce Trail. C did so awesome considering it was a 1.5km trail – I didn’t realize it was that long! I only had to piggy back him twice and only for a short time (thank god because he’s getting heavy!).


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Anyway, notice the strap across his chest? It’s his ‘adventure bag’. In it is a magnifying glass, a flashlight, binoculars and a book on backyard wildlife which he calls his ‘animal rescue book’. If anyone knows the show Diego you’ll understand.

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This is only our second time hiking here, we attempted to hike it in the winter but there are very steep hills and it was just too slippery for a little guy so we didn’t go very far. 

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Like I said, it was a little longer than I thought, so we needed to take a break and have a snack and check out some birds.

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This trail is part of the Bruce Trail, it’s called Kerncliff and it runs through an abandoned quary. Check it out if you get the chance, it’s beautiful and a great workout, if you don’t have a pokey pre-schooler with you.

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Who Lives in that Hole?

Today was an awesome day on the trail.
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We met up with my mom and my nephew and we started the hike talking about animal tracks.
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They immediately started counting the toes of this track to try and figure out what animal had left it. It was just a dog track, but the boys weren’t happy with that, they decided it was a coyote, which if you didn’t know, is way more exciting.

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They were so interested in where animals lived, they investigated every log, hole and potential nest they could find and had large discussions about what might live there. I couldn’t have been prouder.

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It was great to see them so interested, normally they are racing each other or hiding on each other, but today it was all about wildlife and they got down and dirty about it, they wanted to know everything.

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We were so lucky to find so many animal homes. If we didn’t have an answer for them about who lived there, they made up a story about it. It was adorable.

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This teeny tiny ‘cave’ kept them occupied for a while. They think a bear lives in there.
I had surgery last week and with all this wet weather we’ve been having, we’ve been a little house bound. It was so great to finally get back out there and explore. We didn’t go far. There’s a park not far from our house where I like to go if we want a mini hike, it’s a small loop that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort. Plus at the far end of the property is a playground, which is awesome when the kids start getting tired. I remind them about the playground at the end, it always puts a little fire under their butts to get moving. They are pre-schoolers after all, promises of playground fun is almost always a good motivator. Anyone have any tips for motivating slow poke pre-schoolers when they start to get tired on the trail? Leave your tips in the comments below, I have the poke-y-ist of all kids, so I’d love some advice!

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