"It's only 10 minutes away, Jess."
That's how it started. Daniel tells me about a pretty little hiking trail with a great view of the mountains. He just wants me to come with him and take a tiny little walk around.
The weather had warmed up just barely enough that it sounded like fun. Almost an hour later we arrive at this wide open area with gently rolling hills. The sun has started to set, the temperature has dropped 10 degrees, and the girls and I are shivering and flapping our arms to warm up. Poor Danya was not dressed for a chilly walk. She begged the whole time to go home.
It really was beautiful out there. I'd love to go back sometime when the weather is warmer.