I've always understood that part of my job description as a dad is to make life an adventure for my kids. I'm not talking about taking them to exotic locales or spending lots of money for some extreme experience, although I'm sure both of those things would be fun. I'm talking about finding adventure right where we are.
With that in mind, please allow me to commend an adventure to you. If you live in the Sterling area, take your kids for a walk down Horsepen Trail between 9 and 10PM. If that's past their bed time, make staying up late this one night part of the adventure. It'll be a little spooky because by then it's getting pretty dark, but it's worth it. You will see a lightening bug show that is an absolute marvel to behold. (Even if you don't have kids, or if your kids are grown, it's worth taking that same walk yourself).
I've lobbied before for making the fall color of an eastern deciduous hardwood forest the eighth wonder of the world. I think now maybe I need to add a ninth. If hundred and hundreds of lightening bugs glowing in the night doesn't qualify, I don't know what does.