You know how you don't appreciate the things that are right in front of you? I grew up just a few miles from the Virginia Creeper Trail, and never biked it. I go back to visit several times a year, and never have thought to plan a biking trip, and probably never would have, if a friend of mine hadn't said, "We need to to bike the Creeper! Lets do it this spring." Well, spring turned into summer, but last weekend we finally did bike the Creeper! We had a blast, and I cannot believe it has taken me so long to do it.
My brother, David, was working on the house that he's building while we were up there. He had a back hoe out, excavating what will be his cellar. After we got back from camping, Samuel, lured by the sound of heavy equipment, went to go watch David work. A couple of hours later, he comes back into camp and says, "Guess what, Mommy? Uncle David let me operate the back hoe." What!? That turns out to have been his favorite part of the whole trip. Even more fun than the front loader rides all the kids got.