Solstice Hike

Warming by the fire after the hike.

This evening we celebrated Solstice by going for a night hike at Jester Park. They lined a short trail with lanterns and luminaries and then had hot chocolate and smores afterward.

Saturday Happenings

This afternoon we paid a visit to Greenwood Park, where the kids used to come every Monday during homeschooling. The pond was awesomely frozen and we enjoyed the lower access. Elliot also saw a big mammal swimming under the ice.
In the evening we went to the mall to hang out and walk around for a bit. Rose wanted to visit Santa, so we did just that.

Playing in the Creek

We don’t back up to the creek anymore, but we live close enough that we walk down to the creek a lot. It has been running high most of the year. It was a nice day today and the creek is finally running normal, so we took Lucia and Rose down to play.

Market to Market Relay

Susan and I participated in the Market to Market relay today, waking at 3:15 am to meet our team downtown and head to Jefferson, IA, to start our 76 miles race. There were 8 of us who joined forces to cover the distance.