Our family tries to do local things on the weekends, either staying in our town, or in the surrounding areas. Grown Local posts showcase some of the best things to do in our area.
This past weekend, we went to the UCDavis Arboretum. It's just a 10 minute drive from our home, and really, we need to go there more often. It's a great way to spend an afternoon, walking the paths and just being outdoors. Also? Totally free.
The weather has been ridiculously beautiful here in our part of California. In the 70s in January. The grown-ups around here have an edge of worry about them. These temperatures and no rain are a problem for a region full of agricultural worries. But the children can only think of being outside, no jacket, soaking in the sun. So we grown ups can tuck our worries of the drought away for an afternoon of frolicking in the arboretum, where there was no whining, at all, all afternoon.
Just happiness over choosing a path.
And the excitement of finding a tree that matches your shirt.
Hoping for rain but loving these little moments.
Plan your own visit: here.