Monday, June 11, 2018

Frogs, Family and Fun - Visiting The National Arboretum

I've been to the National Arboretum in DC a number of times: alone with Shira, with my Mother-in-Law and Ron, with our running buddy and probably other times as well. It's always a good time. But yesterday's visit with our 7 and 10 year old cousins was definitely a unique and awesome experience. (Oh, and Ryan and Andrea, you guys were fun, too!)

I got a hands on education in the in the delicate arts of frog catching, caterpillar hunting, dragonfly spotting, tree climbing and honey-suckle gathering. For my part, I got to educate the boys about Milk Weed, and found a number of Monarch Butterflies enjoying their delicacy of choice. I felt like a kid who was getting in the best possible mischief.

I can see I still have a lot to learn about enjoying the outdoors, and I look forward to these young gurus teaching me their many skills!

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