David and I decided to go on an adventure, and hiked through the forest from Dreis to Bruch, Germany, in March 1995.
David and I found some good walking sticks in the forest, and here David wears the climbing rope I had with me on my original bicycle trip around America – back in 1976.
This was our first real adventure together – like Bilbo and Frodo on their way to Rivendell – adventure is really more of a state of mind than it is a physical reality.
It is important that children learn as much as possible about our natural world – in modern society we can easily lose touch with much of what connects us to the natural world by living in artificial surroundings 24/7/365.
Even adventurers need to take a break for lunch, and this stacked woodpile made for an impromptu kitchen table.
I have a banana for some natural energy, while the photo shows a common flaw of modern print photography – a white spot on my chin.
David takes a break during our hike through the forest – stopping along the forest road which made a good trail for us to follow.
Our trail through the woods was near the top of a ridgeline, and we had nice views looking down from such an elevated position.
We finally arrived in Bruch, and David pauses along the road for this picture with the Bruch castle just visible through the distant trees.