Last Saturday was the first real break after a series of five storms pounded CA, one after the other. Needless to say, we were all anxious to get outside and enjoy the day.
The family property totals 52 acres, so there is a lot of room to wander. There is a seasonal stream and waterfall to explore after a rain.
The girls wanted to follow the stream to its origin, which led us toward the back of the property.
From there, we caught views of the house that we don't often see.
Of course, the stream just petered out in a marshy area, with several attractive puddles. Mae dove right in.
Her rainboots made her fearless...
despite the fact that they had a few holes in them! Abigail had Crocs on, and was content to watch the action.
Mae had a fantastic time.
She was unstoppable.
Until suddenly she realized she was cold and wet and wanted to go home
So we headed back toward the site and beyond, to my folks' house, where we could run a nice, hot bath.
Thank goodness for Grandma and Grandpa's house!