Milk and Cookies at Barney’s Wall
Today was a day with simple pleasures! I took five-year old Penn out for a brief hike. We drove 5.5 miles on the bouncy, muddy VA-714 to get to the Nature Conservancy Trailhead. From there, we had an easy gradual downhill hike to the Barney’s Wall overlook.
Penn was quickly enamoured with the view. “Out of all our adventures, this is the bestest one ever!” he declared. And so all the surrounding wildlife would know as well, Penn screamed “This is the best one!” to the valley.
Penn specifically requested to carry the backpack, so *he* packed in 2 plastic cups, a bottle of milk and 12 Double Stuf Oreo cookies. When we arrived at the view, we sat down on the rocks and enjoyed some milk and cookies. I poured the milk and as we both grabbed our first cookies, Penn suggested we do a toast.
“Okay,” I said.
Penn held up his cookie, “To our bestest adventure!”
Here here. We tapped our cookies and the dunking began.
Wonderful weather. The great outdoors. A splendid view. Milk and cookies.
Life doesn’t get much better.