A month and a half ago, my family and I went for a short hike over Memorial Day weekend.
It was neither a major undertaking, nor anything out of the ordinary for us. The hike was about a mile and a half each way, to the top of a ridge with a nice view of a lake and mountains, and back. It was mostly uphill on the way in, and mostly downhill on the return trip.
Mrs. ROMT, the kids, the dog, and I had a nice walk to the top of the hill, where we spent a little time enjoying the view and letting the children and dog explore the area.
Then we decided to head back down to the trailhead.