On this very misty/rainy day we spent the first half of the day doing home-schooling activities; math, geography and writing. Although it was still pretty wet when we finished, we headed out to lunch and then on a hike over Beishan mountain.
Our goal was to find Manao Temple. We started off our hike from this park's trailhead...
Up the hill we went through the mist!
At the top of the hill was an inviting entrance to a little teahouse. But the boys aren't interested in tea, so on we went.
Jack went "off trail" for a little bit to really get close to nature!
We found this millipede in the path, so the boys looked at it awhile.
They decided it would eventually get crushed if it stayed there for long, so they moved it off into the bushes with a stick.
Looking up at the clouds and mist through the trees...
When we got to the temple area, it was close to time to get Sophie, so we never actually went in! I allowed the boys to vote to either see the temple or get ice cream. Guess which one they picked!?! We'll try again another day.