January 1, 2012 a new trail was blazed, albeit almost by mistake. On a quest to tire the kids out for siesta, we took them up into the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Hornachuelos and started climbing. Not an easy feat when you're schlepping a toddler hipside but I managed. The views were stellar and the fresh air and sunshine did wonders for us all, though mainly me. I was finally able to let go of the grudge-turned-grief for the anniversary that never was and leave it atop the rosemary peppered ridge. What better way to ring in a brand new year than ascending paradise and tossing your baggage cliffside? So I'm resolving to make a hike like this every New Year's Day; a family tradition to set each year off with a clear and better view from the day/year before.
What new traditions have you brought to your family?