I think there's something good about repetition. My mom is probably shocked to hear me say this because I've never been good at doing the same thing, day in day out. I like change and I don't like to be bored. Most of my mom's challenging motherhood moments were probably when I was bored.
But we keep going back to Point Pinole. Yes, the place is the same. The parking lot is the same. The trails are the same. But every time we go we experience something different. Sometimes we see flocks of Western Bluebirds. We saw the Monarch Butterflies one time. This last time we went down to the beach on San Pablo Bay and explored some big concrete piles. The sun was setting, the water was still, birds were everywhere out in the tidal mud, and it was a whole new place to learn about.
There's something very rewarding about doing the same thing over and over.