So Mike had a stop at a hardware store for paint and a few other supplies. So while he was working the girls and I went exploring around a construction site looking for things we could recycle into something magical.
We found rocks to make houses. sticks for roofs. Sand to add pixie dust too. Metal screws and washers to make a windchimes. It took us a few hours to clean and construct our creations so this gave Mike a good while to work.
After our houses were done Mike took a break and drove up to their not-so- secret fairy village. Up to Mirror Lake, park at mile marker 17, hike to the right, cross the campsite road, cross a river of rocks ( literally no water only a stream of rocks) then we had to take another right and cross over a dropped log. Once we crossed the rock river and took that right we could see the fairy houses.
It was fun to walk around and see everything. When I read about the fairy forest it only was a small patch in the woods but when we went it spanned maybe a 1/2 a mile. It just adds to the magic.