Anna--can you tell she is just ecstatic?
The boys, riding off into the sunset (okay, not really. lol)
Kids with their daddy and the mountains in the background
We, in this barren desert of tumbleweed and concrete, have BEAUTIFUL mountain scenery at our fingertips just about 45 minutes away. Mount Charleston is a skier's retreat in the winter, and getaway for any of us Las Vegans looking for a respite from the heat or, in more moderate October, just from our usual gray-ish brown lanscape.
We took the kids there saturday and enjoyed the 56 degree weather, hiking, and connection to God's green earth. No sooner had we gotten to our trail that a couple of horse-riding women came along, stopped for pictures and to let the kids pet the horses, and then offered them rides! Our four oldest were thrilled and hopped right on. What lovely, generous women these were to offer strangers' children rides. I am so glad I took my camera!
We will be making these trips more often. Chris already has our next go planned for this monday when he is off from work. Our kids were so happy to welcome fall in this way!