Tara heard about a nice hike in the forest where there were a lot of Rhododendrons in bloom (located on Mountain Ave. off Shingletown road in the south part of State College, PA.), so we checked it out as part of our family home evening. It was short and sweet, but well worth it.
On Saturday we headed over to the new children's section that was added to the arboretum. The kids favorite part was the man-made cave with stalagtites and stalagmites, which included a sand pit. Ryzen enjoyed scooping up the sand and dumping it on himself and the older kids built a sand mountain.
The arboretum is located across from the business school, where I work (as shown below on the right in the photo).
I have fond memories from childhood of going to the university and seeing where my dad worked, so afterwards we took Aria to see my office, since she'd never been there. I think she enjoyed it. The PSU Creamery is located right nearby, so we finished up by getting some ice cream to share. It was a nice summer afternoon activity.