Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Boundless Adventures

 Overall we've been having a nice mild fall here in Massachusetts with lots of good-weather days (today it's in the 70s again!), which has been great for being able to spend time in the great outdoors before winter sets in. We brought the boys to a new treetop adventure park in the area last month on a beautiful, mild day and it was a lot of fun for them, and for me to watch them and be in the beauty of the woods. We went to Boundless Adventures Zipline and Aerial Park. The boys are are both experienced and confident with aerial parks, especially John, who can do the highest and most challenging paths fairly easily. I'm convinced that his spirit animal has always been a monkey!  

The scenery was beautiful and I liked how the park stretched back into the forest. I love the woods!

At the end of the park past this pile of logs I noticed a path going off into the forest, and I took myself for a nice walk down it after watching the boys for awhile. I'll get to that in a minute.

Sam started off with one of the lower courses. 

Off he goes!

And there's John, way up high on the ropes. I don't know how he does this without getting nervous, I really don't!

I know I'm being redundant, but I really loved the scenery. This park was so well designed and it was nestled right into the trees, almost like it was natural for it to be there.

John's mask kept falling below his nose, which probably made it around 50% less effective! 🤷

I snuck away and went for that walk in the woods (one of my favorite things to do! Not the sneaking away (as much), but walking in the woods!).

Two paths diverged in a wood...and I took the one on right.

I liked how the late afternoon sun was shining onto the tree trunks.

I've always loved the old low stone walls that run through the woods of New England.

It was refreshing to my soul to take that walk. When I returned I watched the boys finish up. Sam was doing a higher course.

Cool shot of John on the zipline!

Another pretty view

Awwww! Being out in nature can bring out the best in them!

Next time we go, maybe I'll go out on a limb (get it? 😂) and go up in the trees too, rather than just stay down on solid ground and walk among them. I've been saying that for years, but at some point I WILL go out on that proverbial limb and get out of my comfort zone! The boys are my inspiration (and my reassurance--they can help me up there--on the lowest course of course 😆--because I'll probably need it!).