One of the privileges of having visitors is that you have an excuse to visit your favorite places. Malik's sisters are visiting and I was able to take them out today.
I took them to the mountains first up to Silver Lake to enjoy a little bit of light hiking. It was a little chilly for them though!
The weather was nice, a little overcast and for me the temperature was perfect. The clouds were lower which lent an air of mystic to the mountains.
It was so green, and as it had rained the night before everything was giving off a clean smell. It was really incredible.
The leaves on the canyon flora was edging into it's fall splendor. I love the contrast of the green with the reds, oranges, yellows and golds. Fall is truly one of my favorite times of the year.
Afterwards we went to a neighbor's for a pool party. The kids had so much fun playing with us in the water. I started to show Mirna how to float on her back.
Malik said that the girls are usually very timid when it comes to going into the pool. Marina said that it was partly thanks to me being in the pool and playing with them and showing them how to enjoy the water.
Mirna seemed to really love it. We had fun with Sabine and the neighbors with the kids as well.
The rest of the crew soaked up the sun and enjoyed the water with their feet.
It has been a fun and full day. I'm glad I made it home in time, just before the rain to enjoy a nice blueberry tea!