Father’s Day Weekend And A Virgin Hike

It was Father’s Day weekend
And I have to confess, I wasn’t aware till I logged onto Facebook
It had been an eventful week, with schools tours, driving test and a morning of garage sale misadventure
I was worn out and all I really wanted was to stay home and chill, Father’s Day or no Father’s Day

And when the event keeper didn’t do its job, no one else did
Nobody really knew it was Father’s Day, not the kids, not the Dad
So nothing was planned and I got to take a late morning nap while the boys cooked lunch

I had to admit, I would have kicked a big fuss if it was the other way round on Mother’s Day
But the Dad, he is of a different species
Far more unfazed by the unimportant and focusing on the things that truly mattered,
it naturally made him a better parent and a partner easy to love

A good lunch and a power nap did wonders to my system
and I agreed to a trip to Lake Martin, with the possibility of an afternoon hike
The kids were thrilled when they heard that we were going for a hike

It took us an hour to get there, a quiet and almost deserted piece of forested hill surrounding a lake
In the silence of the forest, we could hear occasional echoes of laughter from holidaymakers who were there to enjoy the cooling lake
Some were out ย boating, others were jumping off from floating decks behind their lake side houses
We were about the only people who were there to hike

We did a 2 mile trail littered with dried twigs and pine cones and smelling of fresh pine through and through
We loved it

The trail brought us to the bottom of the hill, right next to the lake where the boys spent a long time picking up twigs, studying spider webs and soaking in the sounds of the forest

It turned out to be a quiet and unhurried Father’s Day weekend, just the way I needed it to be, doing what we love to do





    • malmal says:

      hey Lyn, the weather here is not exactly cool…at least not now. It’s actually very hot but less humid compared to back home. I was hesitant abt hiking in the afternoon sun. But the forest always help to block out the heat and sun, even in Spore ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Susan says:

    Wow, what a lovely sight and great idea for some family bonding doing what everyone loves best. Sound like this is one side of the US that you’re really enjoying.

    • malmal says:

      Hey Susan, I thought the forest looks like those in Spore, ha ! except this one smell of fresh pine ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy the shopping just as much ! oops

  2. Juliet says:

    Hi, I’m actually spending a few weeks in California right now too … Enjoying life here (and escaping the haze in Singapore .. ha ha …)!! BTW, don’t forget the wonderful fruits in season right now .. peaches, grapes, strawberry, melons (try Tuscan melon .. its different & really delicious), everything red ..

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