Sunday, April 11, 2010

A walk in the woods

So yesterday, the Hames family took a walk in the woods. We even took Lucy, if you can believe it. And if you wonder why someone would even need to believe it, you haven't met Lucy.

Anyway, off we went.

Now, I'm a city slicker. From the moment I moved to Toronto, I neer wanted to be anything but a city guy. I love cities. I like old buildings, and I love to people watch. You don't get people in the woods. Not in the number necessary for some good old fashioned people watching.

Plus, there's mud in the woods.

Still, fresh air, nature, yada, yada. It's not the worst idea in the world to get out there and puddle through mud, look at trees, and follow the pink path. So we did.

And the kids, as you can guess, loved it.

I wonder, when I look at them, if they'll get a moment like I got when I moved to a big city. A moment of awe at the magnitude of everything. The crowds at the subway in rush our -- so big sometimes that I had to stand back and watch a few trains go by before jumping on. I like cities.

But that walk in the woods was fun. And I can't wait to go off again with Rhona and the kids. Here are a couple of shots of the experience:

Autumn, checking things out.

Gavin walking on a log. "Stick, daddy. Daddy, stick." The lad likes him a stick.

Lucy, loving the water.

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