Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hiking Mission Peak with NEEB

Today we started the new year off right with a 5-mile hike up Mission Peak in Fremont with the Nature Explorers of the East Bay (NEEB), a homeschooling group that is new for us this year.

It took us six hours to reach the summit with the kids delighting in the company of their new homeschooling friends--they laughed and played along the whole trail, making the miles fly by. I am so proud my 5 and 7-year-olds hiked to the very top on their own!

Along the route on this gorgeous winter day, we saw grazing cattle, turkey vultures, magpies, horses, sheep, and lots of giddy ground squirrels.

It is wonderful to be able to explore our natural world as part of our daily "curriculum." Days like these I feel especially blessed to accompany my children on the life adventures that home education encompasses.

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