We took the day and went for a hike in the mountains near our home. We figured that everyone in the county was off shopping and we didn't want to go anywhere near the malls or stores so we headed for the dirt paths. It was a beautiful day for a hike. The kids were in a mood to hike so that made it even better! We explored the dam a bit and took some little trails leading to a larger one. We recognized this area to be where we played with leaves some time ago. There were still a bunch of leaves on the ground but they weren't in the mood to toss them in the air today. We continued on our trek while we were all still happy. We climbed up and down steps and the kids took shortcuts using another trail nearby. We headed back to the car and had to stop at the big rocks. We really can't go on a hike here without stopping to climb on the rocks. We had fun. It is all about the fun.