My girls had the opportunity to spend a day in the trees at the Discovery Adventure Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut with other homeschooled children. Lilah passed because she, like her Mama, is not too fond of her feet leaving the ground. Grace, on the other hand, prefers it this way!
This was her second trip here and while I was nervous about the rain, it was actually a blessing. The mosquitoes and pollen were kept at bay. The fog and the mist transformed this city park into a lush forest complete with huge red tailed hawk just feet away monitoring the climbers.
Hours passed in the blink of an eye. Grace only paused for water breaks, saving her lunch for the car ride home. She savored every moment of this time challenging herself to new heights and sharing the experience with kids she does not have the opportunity to see often.
I love activities that challenge the mind and the body. These kinds of activities bring a sense of peace to Grace and they are where she thrives. I would love to return here at night, when the fairy lights that hang from tree to tree are lit and the forest would truly be magical.