Makes me smile to read this. Hoping I can get there some year with Noah's and Evan's 2nd cousins (and their parents).
The slowdown when we go orienteering with Arthur is that Betsy introduced Arthur to the game of Poohsticks
. Fun, but now every single time we go over any bridge over any little trickle, we have to pause for a round or two of Poohsticks. We do also have occasional slowdowns involving walking sticks.