There are almost too many great places in the bay area to explore, many of them really close to home. The northern California coast is only one of two places in the world that redwood forests exist, and they are in our own backyard.
With this in mind, I insisted on a family day hike to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park outside of Felton. On Saturday morning, we were all packed up and out the door before 9AM. Short ride over the hill and we were parked and readied for the jaunt to Cable Car Beach.
The San Lorenzo river runs right through the park, and the beach really is a beach, with sand and all, though it's on a river and entirely shaded. We hung out there for well over an hour playing in the sand, climbing the cliff that faces the river, hopping over Eagle Creek that dumps into the San Lorenzo there, and generally having a swell time. Yep, even the dog came along despite his arthritis.
Harold is still a bit small to handle it all on his own, so we had the small-kid backpack to give him a lift. I believe that at just under 3 miles (4.8 km) roundtrip, this very well may have been our longest hike yet that we've all gone on. And at the end of the day, it was fun, we all agreed, which just makes me want to make a tradition of going out to local, beautiful places to explore!
This morning in an attempt to pull out his Little People's Airplane from under his bed. The wheel was caught and he pulled so hard he lost his grip and fell backward landing on another toy that scratched his thigh.
Penny was in the bathtub and was adamant about wanting the bathroom door kept open.
Harold thought it would be fun to make her yell and tease her. So, he went to the pocket door and closed it, sister yelled and the game continued.
As I am telling him to leave the door open (I open it to stop sister from yelling). Harold now feels he needs to be sneaky to close the door. He holds the door frame and grabs the pocket door again, then he grabs the door and throws it open right on to his thumb.
At first it didn't seem so bad.. but the next day came the very bloody nail.
The Doctor drilled a hole in the top of his nail to release the pressure and to allow the blood to drain. She also prescribed an antibiotic to fight off any possible infection.