To kick off 2013, I decided the kids and I should take a hike. It was an absolutely beautiful morning, about 50 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, very light breeze. We tried a desert trail that we have not been on before. The trail begins about 1/2 mile away from our house. We then proceeded to walk it up, towards the foothills, for about an hour. It is all uphill, but a fairly gentle climb. Then we found a point to take some pictures, sit and talk and just enjoy each others company. Coming down the hill was quite a bit faster than going up. We all decided we want to explore that trail again. The next time we will keep going up and see what we can find.