It's hard to see, but if you look closely, you can just make out a spider spinning her web. She worked from the outside toward the inside and it was fascinating to watch. This, in addition to badminton and frisbee, was part of our after-dinner fun tonight.


The weather today was lovely, so the girls and I went to the State Park to explore. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it was. We parked at the Roosevelt Baths and walked down a short hill through the woods. The orchestra was playing. Have you ever walked through the woods while a professional orchestra plays for you? It was delightful, to say the least!


Our first stop was at one of the many geysers in the park, followed by a trip to taste and touch one of the many mineral springs. Yuck! This water smelled awful.


At the base of the hill, beyond the spring and the geyser, is a stream where kids wade, looking for treasures such as fish and bugs. We didn't collect any of those but the girls did fill a bag with leaves, flowers and acorns. There's a playground there too, with a delicious, fat tree just the right size and shape for me to lean against and read.


On our way back to the car, the back fence at SPAC was open and I was drawn in to see the orchestra. We stayed a few moments, danced, then left. And it's a good thing we left when we did, because the guys were just about ready to lock the gates back up. It would have been a huge inconvenience to have to walk all the way around the park to get back to the car!

Tomorrow is another big day: horse track with Jeff, the girls, and our dear friends Tracy and Kurt. I can't remember if we've seen them since their wedding last fall. Is that possible?

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My name is Jillian. I started this blog as a way to experiment with my camera and it's a become a nice little spot where I enjoy spending time. I'm a mother to 6 and 4 year old daughters, wife to a cool computer guy, and mama to a cuddly cat. We enjoy eating local, organic food; managing several food allergies; homeschooling with love; spending time in nature; and we love to take time each day to be creative. You can also find me over at From Scratch Club from time to time. Welcome!