|Garden Views at our Favourite Holiday Cottage|
in Ambleside, Cumbria, England
We decided to use this route for our training because we have an annual ticket to it, so we get in free, and because there are such good facilities at the beginning and end of the walk, especially ice cream!
For three days, we tackled just a single circuit. At the end of these walks, we stopped off at the walled garden and played in the maze, on the playground equipment, and challenged each other to giant chess.
The fourth day, we wanted to attempt a double circuit, that is, 8 miles. We enlisted some help. First, our friends from nearby: Misses P and R, and Master F.
After a picnic, we were joined by a large crowd, all siblings. Mayhem helped while away the time.
We even think we discovered where the Ent-wives of Lord of the Rings have gone!
We were very pleased with our 20 miles this week, and hope the weather remains dry and warm for the next week as we make our preparations.
|Exercising in Style!|
|Busy Timmy Swings,|
Killer and Rocky Play Giant Garden Games
|Friends make the Miles Seem Shorter|
|Many Mouths Make for a Noisy Trip!|
|Busy Timmy with some Busy Buddies|
I was reminded of how this week is similar to homeschooling in general. Take it slow and steady, keep the end in mind, don't be afraid to reward, and sometimes it's good to invite others along for the journey.
|Taking the Train after a Job Well Done!|