This past week one of my best friends and her family visited from Southern California. I don’t get to see her often enough so it was exciting. PLUS – neither she nor her kids had ever been to Muir Woods. Muir Woods and Muir Beach are two of my favorite areas of the Bay Area so I was more than happy to play tour guide. We set off early in the day for a hiking/beach adventure with our collective eight kids ranging from age 5 to nearly 14.
We walked a short way on the raised boardwalk and then decided on a side trail that climbed about two miles to the “top”. It was not a difficult climb; just felt a little long at times especially for the younger kids. Luckily, Carrie had plenty of snacks!
It was a bit overcast (which is not unusual in these parts) but there wasn’t much wind and the temperature was comfortable. A few of the kids braved the cold cold cold water. Most of us played among the rocks searching for crabs and creatures.
After getting home, showering, and dinnering (is that even a word?) we put some of the little kids to bed and had a game night with our friends the Clawsons.
It was a fun last adventure before school started.