After a week of my family being sick and being cooped up in our home, it was nice to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The other morning we decided to test out our new kid carrier. With Harrison a bit older now, I feel comfortable hiking with him. Plus, with an upcoming summer vacation trip where our itinerary is a week of hiking; our quick 3 mile hike seemed like the perfect time to break in the new carrier.
I couldn’t have chosen a better place to hike, the Goleta Preserve during the winter months is where thousands of Monarch Butterflies like to spend their time at. If you’re in the area or planning a trip to California, I absolutely recommend this hike. Here’s a couple insider’s tips:
(1) plan your hike while it’s sunny because you’ll see the butterflies flying around. Since our adventure was first thing in the morning, the fog was still pretty apparent and most of the butterflies remained grouped together.
(2) take on the full hike which ends at a cliff that overlooks the ocean. Absolutely breathtaking. I tell ya, that view never gets old 🙂 .