After we picked Logan up from school today, we decided to pop over to a local arboretum to take advantage of the gorgeous Autumn weather. It was also a great way to distract this 4 year old while he was anxiously waiting to go trick-or-treating that evening. The anticipation of dressing up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and collecting as much candy as he can was front of his mind during this Halloween hike but he still managed to enjoy being outdoors and exploring a new location.
There are lots of little walking trails at the Acton Arboretum and my favorite part of the afternoon was when we stumbled upon a collection of rocks carved with words like Passion, Sky, Trees, etc. It was a great moment to stop and reflect about how our surroundings can impact how we feel.
In addition to that, we dipped our toes into geocaching. Stew downloaded an app to his phone that led up to a little metal box full of mini treasures (or junk, depending on how you look at it). It took us quite awhile to find the box hidden behind a bush and under a branch but it was fun to discover this new activity. We didn’t have much to leave behind in the box ourselves but vowed to carry some fun trinkets with us on future hikes for this exact purpose.