One of our all time favorite books is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury. The book is a wonderfully fun story about a whole family going on a bear hunt through tall wavy grass, thick oozy mud and even a snowstorm. We have so much fun reading it and always act it out when we go on nature walks.
Well the last few weeks the story has hit a little too close to home. We've had many reported bear sightings in our lovely woods and it even walked across our lawn the other night!
Needless to say we have been staying out of the local woods and singing loudly "We're NOT going on a bear hunt"!
While we we're driving over to the west coast this last weekend we did have the most wonderful luck of seeing this mother and two baby cubs on the side of the road. We stopped to take some pictures and they just kept moseying along.
This is as close as I want to come to a real live bear!