My guys have been wanting to hike this one particular trail for some time. We wandered the lower trails in the summertime, but just couldn't work up the nerve to make the big climb in the heat.
So yesterday, when the clouds parted, the rain stopped and the perfect golden autumn day emerged, it was time to call an end to the school work and see if we could make it to the top.
Little did I know what an adventure it would be! We have been reading aloud D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, so of course, they decided that it was not just any old mountain that we climbed. It was none less than the great Mt. Olympus!
We found evidence that Persephone has not yet been carried off to Hades this year.
We saw Bellerophone, great tamer of Pegasus.
We witnessed poor Arachne, doomed to forever spin her web. (And in this case, spinning her silken ties around her latest catch!)
We glimpsed the golden Elysian fields, final resting place of heros.
Then my weary little Titans, and Cerberus (three headed dog of Hades – aka our Jasper) headed home for ambrosia and nectar (milk and graham crackers).
What a lucky mama I am, to get to see the world through the eyes of little boys.