|Make-up free/ready to go.|
|I have a teenager!|
There are two quick things I wanted to talk to you about. The first is finding a way to get your moneys worth out of the Airbnb you book. Most times when we are looking for a place we take location and nearby trail systems. Because we like to stay active (homeschooling p.e. often includes walks/hikes) this is pretty important. Some host will actually include the nearby places you might like if you have a family or not. I would check each listing to see if they include that. If you really like the listing and are curious you can contact the host. We have found that they are more than willing to let you know.
|Hey....wait for me!|
Another way to save is booking closer to when you need the place. This depends on your comfort zone. A lot of times the host is willing to work with you on price if it has not been booked yet. You
|This rock acted like a seesaw....|
|When you looked up....oh my!|
|Josh found this incredible|
piece of moss.
Now back to what I mentioned about location. We really try not to do the tourist thing when visiting a different area. Josh reaches out through reddit and most of the time the advice is stellar. For the Airbnb we just left, we scored again. Not only was it close to the areas we wanted to visit, but it was less because it was just outside (we usually find that to be the case....book just out of town!). When we arrived we noticed that there was a trail that started right behind the townhome. It turned out to be the Thomas Memorial Trail (TMT). It is well maintained and has tree cover for most of it (at least for the hout we were out there). We loved the trees, size of the pinecones, moss, and clouds above. To have it just outside our door was a total score!!!! Hey....I rhymed!
|Hum....anyone ever cut down|
one of these?
|The various stages of cloud cover|
while we were out.
How would I rate the TMT?
Rated 1-5 (with 1 being the lowest)
Convenience- 5+ Come on...right outside our door!
Staff- N/A It is a self-led trail.
Trail- 5 It is wheelchair/stroller accessible. There is also a decent amount of incline and decline. As we walked around we noticed that they do a lot of tree maintenance.
Kid friendly- 5 Myles was able to climb rocks easily and it felt safe for him to do so. The line of sight was great also just in case they were a bit ahead.
|My rock jumper having a blast.|
|Named this my lemon-lime|
tree. It was two trees that
looked like one from this angle.
|From beginning to end...|
*Update on my Airbnb issue. Both Josh and I spoke with the same phone agent, and he removed all of the reviews. Turns out that the host broke Airbnb policy with what he said. We knew that what he did was not kosher and it turns out that Airbnb agrees. If you find yourself in either an uncomfortable situation or feel something is not right you should reach out to the host and try find a way to rectify it between you. If it turns out that the host is the issue then reach out to Airbnb. By the way....this goes for hosts who have an issue with a guest.