For today’s outing we walked down the mountain a ways to pick blackberries in front of a friends house. We took our 3 kids plus the Simoni’s 3 kids for a hike to get there. We picked enough for a large blackberry crisp for desert -and have about half left.  On the way the kids also picked (& ate) plums and grapes.  We found the nice trail to hike on the way back – but ended up hiking up higher than their house – and had to backtrack back down. The kids were all pretty tired by the time we got home. Just enough energy for biking up and down the steep driveway (only one major crash) and jumping on the trampoline.