Hubby had been wanting to take the kids to one of our biggest tourist attractions around here, Multnomah Falls. It is the second highest waterfall in the United States (not sure where the highest one is). You can hike a narrow (yes, I'm afraid of heights) trail up to the top where they have a platform which you can look down from... which we did not do. It's quite steep, and after about an hour of hiking, we were ready to go back down. The kids played in the creek there afterwards, which they enjoyed as much as the hike. All in all, we had a very nice time, and it was free... one of my favorite words when it comes to family outings:)
I did manage to get most of our school room organized. And also did some major de-cluttering (not sure that's a word) of various rooms.
I also pulled out all my Fall seasonal decorations. I had been chomping at the bit to do this, so it was quite a bit of fun. I have more decorations for this time of year than even Christmas. I plan to post some pictures tomorrow of my fall splendor, Lol. Nothing fancy I assure you, but it just makes it feel so warm and cozy inside.
And speaking of warm... it was quite chilly here for the Labor Day holiday. It's funny, I remember in the month of May when temperatures near 70 felt downright warm; but I guess it's just hard to go back the other way. It was overcast in the 60's here, and I am back to sleeping with my heating pad. They're forecasting we'll be going back to warmer temps soon, but I admit that I kind of like the cooler temps because they make it seem more like Autumn.
I think that brings things up to date here. We're not starting our home school year until next Monday when we have our first co-op meeting. If that seems late to those of you in the South, it actually isn't. Most of our local schools start today, and the public school takes so many days off during the year, that we always end up with more school days than they do anyway. I'm sure none of the kids are complaining;)
Have a great Monday!