Quote from a 10 yr old that I went hiking with yesterday.
I think that is one of the nicest compliments I could ever receive.
Of course this after we collected 'Owl Pellets', the jaws and the skull of an old buck, inspected a skeleton, found cool rocks, and did some creek jumping.
Of course I was very excited to find Skunk Cabbage emerging in the valley bottom.
We even hiked to the farthest end of the valley and found the remains of ice.
We followed the ice up to the spring and then decided to climb the ravine side. Crawling was more like it.
We made it just fine, I was a bit out of breath but I guess I didn't do too badly from being a LOT older than my hiking partner.
We found Hepatica leaves dotting the east hillsides.
And then we decided to head home. I'm pretty sure that my hiking partner would have stayed out there with me until past dark.
But we decided to do this again. Of course, when schedules would permit.
My husband said it was good that I had someone 'my own age' to play with.