“I’m the leader,” Logan declared on our hike through Topanga Canyon this morning.  “I want to protect Marlo from dangerous animals.”  Logan lead a 2-mile hike, selected a great spot for a picnic, and kept count of deer (5), ladybugs (2), bugs (1) and lizards (lots).  Marlo hung in there and taste-tested a few ants during the picnic.  Logan discovered a ”Pippi” tree with a hollow area for “hiding things” (no chilled lemonade found hidden inside; we left a few goldfish crackers for squirrels), decided he wants a camera for his birthday, and carried Marlo’s bare feet off the crackly Oak leaves.

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Logan took this photo of Marlo and me at the start of our hike.

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The “Pippi” tree

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Deer 1

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Picnic spot

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Saving Marlo from prickly Oak leaves

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Nature’s candy

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“Sticks for fighting lions, bears and peacocks”

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Logan, me and Marlo