On Saturday we took an hour and a half drive north to the town of Prescott located in northern Arizona. Earlier that morning we packed up our red cooler with delicious drinks and food for a picnic lunch in the mountains. We left at about ten thirty in the morning and arrived at about noon. We visited some good friends of ours for about an hour then headed our car up Senator Highway. We decided to stop and eat at Goldwater Lake. The winds had picked up as the afternoon progressed, so after a quick lunch of sandwiches and corn chips with bean dip, we headed for a hike around the lake.
It was a beautiful day. I dipped my toes in the lake, and of course it was freezing. Some of the trees were starting to bud, and others were still bare. My son loved throwing rocks into the lake. We only hiked about halfway around the lake as my son was getting tired.
We used to hike a lot before our son was born and now that he is getting older we want to start taking him out more. I love to find books about nature to read aloud to my son and Steve Metzger's We're Going On A Nature Hunt is one of my son's favorites. It is a book about three children going on a nature hunt. Along the way they find flowers, a frog on a lily pad, worms and a few other things that will delight your child. Have you read any good nature books lately?