So, on Sunday, March 11, the family got in the car, picked up sandwiches and headed out to El Sobrante to check out Kennedy Grove. We had a great picnic at the park and then embarked on our hike. Off we went onto the Laurel Loop trail, took a wrong turn, and managed to reach a dead end. Once we turned around and found the trail we had actually planned to take, we started up a beautifully wooded trail.
By that time we had reached that moment that all parents know too well. Both kids were as distracted as a cats playing with a ball of yarn. There was nothing we could do to get them focused on actually making it up the hill, so we gave up. Headed back to the picnic area and let them play on the playground. The kids were happy and our sanity restored.