November 29th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Motivation - (9 Comments)

I want to do more trail running.  Hiking too. While we live in the city, there are plenty of places around here to do both – so this is definitely feasible.

I got the trail running itch after that trail race a few weeks ago. But then my finger tip was hacked open blah blah blah and all sorts of routines were thrown off – exercise included. It only follows that any trail running plans were put on hold too.

Fossil Walk

July 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (7 Comments)

Today’s homeschooling adventure was just that – quite the adventure!


We met up with a bunch of homeschooling families today for a Fossil Walk.

Fossil Dig Activity Sheet

We took a 10 minute hike through this creek bed to make our way to the dig site.

More Creek Walking

Creek Walk

Quite the Adventure

Holy bedrock.

Dig Site

This was the first fossil we found, which explains why I took a picture of it. We “think” this was a part of a trilobite – an extinct marine creature that is only a mere 380 million years old. Finding pieces of a trilobite is common, finding a trilobite perfectly in tact is rare and would score you major archeology nerd points. No one hit the fossil jackpot today, but we had fun trying.