How long to travel on foot for 5 miles with 2 kids?

After working on the anchor light, we decided we would go for a walk. It is beautiful out today.  Our plan was to pack a backpack and walk to the playground here on Wilmington Island.  From previous trips in the car, we knew it was exactly 2.5 miles each way.

Off we went!  It took us nearly 2 hours to get there.  All along the way, we stopped to look at beautiful flowers, houses, and animals.  Once we got to the playground, the kids played hard for about an hour, we ate lunch, and then started the journey back. Val and I were determined to come back at a much faster rate, one targeting 20 minute miles.  It took us 56 minutes to cover the 2.5 miles.  Not bad!!! Mom, dad, a 5 year old, and a 2.9 year old.  The girls did great.... and are now taking naps. :)

Today is our first full day without access to a car.  We did just fine.