Six Mile Hike

It is June and the weather is beautiful! The weather was in the upper seventies, and there was a bright blue sky overhead. We decided to attempt a long hike. Six miles was more than we have ever done with kids before but we thought they would be up for it. Littlest one took a few shoulder rides, but the other two hung in there for every step. We packed a backpack with fruit, water, and Cliff Bars, found our walking shoes and headed for the greenway.
We weren't alone. We only saw a few other kids out on the greenway, but there were a lot of bikes on the path. My kids know to stay on the right half of the road and to hug the side when they hear "on your left!" The last half of a mile was the hardest, but we took our time and kept our outlooks positive. Even though they were worn out, they were so proud of how far they went. I'm proud of them too!

I was surprised to find the blackberries along the path already turning ripe. Anyone who knows me in real life knows I love to pick blackberries. Before long, passing those blackberries by became too much. After all, I had an extra grocery bag, and when life gives you blackberries...

you make cobbler! 

General Cobbler Recipe 

1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter
2 cups of fruit

Melt butter in the baking dish. 
In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar and milk. 
Add mixture to the butter and fruit on top. 
Bake at 350F until golden brown (About 30 minutes). 


  1. I always loved how the long hikes gave us all the opportunity to relax and enjoy each other's company in a more restful setting. It also engendered lots of interesting conversation.

    I imagine your kids will have very fond memories of this day!

    1. It was a fun day with lots of conversations and full of great memories. However, most of the comments were "how much farther?" :) Thank you for stopping by!

  2. What a great hike and beautiful day...love that you used the berries you found! :)
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH