We attended a Cache In Trash Out event at Murray's Mill (if the location sounds familiar, it is likely due to my post about a month ago.)
We, and 7 or so other cachers, walked the 1.4 miles of trail (one way), picking up garbage as we went.
Since I had the kids with me, and I was playing the role of a single parent, I spent more time on kid patrol than garbage patrol, but I managed to help out a bit. I also took on the role of group photographer. The following series of images documents the morning.
The runs along Murray's Mill pond. The first section also runs alongside a picturesque farmers field.
After a picnic lunch (PBJ baby!) we headed out to explore the mill. See some water falls, and get into general hi-jinx. The kids started climbing over rocks. Abigail actually did pretty good following her big brother has he monkeyed over the rocks like an old pro.
After the rocks were used up we piled into the Geovan of Destiny and headed on back home. Both kids were asleep in the first 10 miles (turns out walking 2.8 miles, plus a good rock climb, is rather tiring for the toddler set). The drive home is 45 minutes, but I ended up taking a munch longer drive so then kids could get a longer nap in - 1.5 hours in total.
This was a good day. Both kids had lots of fun, as did I. To top it off we left the world a little better off than we found it. Not bad for a morning spent in the geocachers playground.