Our random, yet highly entertaining, romp through the highly visited and less explored parts of life.
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One of the kids favorite places to go in the summer is to Carr Creek. Much of the year it's dry, but once the monsoons start, the creek has water in it through the fall. We'll drive up Carr Canyon Road, then park at the first turnoff past the Forest Service Boundary, then walk down to the creek and let the kids play for a while. There are several trails that branch off from the parking area, most notably the Perimeter Trail. Down at the creek, the kids have a blast wading in the water, throwing rocks, tromping up and down the creek, and just about anything else you do when you're a kid. Sometimes we'll bring a picnic with us. We watch the kids play, but sometimes we go for a wade too. It's a refreshing break in the shade of the cottonwood and oak trees. It's nice that it's close enough that we can go after work during the week, or on a Saturday if we don't have anything else happening. If you're a little adventurous, the Carr Canyon Ranch is just up the trail a little ways.
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