Thursday, April 8, 2010

Something New

This summer why do you venture out and try something new? Take your family and make it an event.
Never gone hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, or camping? Use your summer to try out these adventures. Talk to people to get information on the activity, borrow stuff from others, and do something new. Your family just might have a new activity to do together.

For rock climbing, check out a gym near you and schedule a time to go in and learn the sport.
Go to REI and ask the employees about hiking, camping, kayaking, white water rafting and there will for sure be someone there to help you out. REI also offers trips you can go on with a guide and all the goods.

Check out a hiking book at the library that has local hikes. You'll be sure to find one that will suite your family. One Saturday I loaded up the kids, while the husband went sky diving, and drove them to a hike. I carried one child on my back and encourage the other all the way UP. That's right, UP. At 4 years old she made it and enjoyed it. The hike was about 3 miles round trip. I have that memory with my kids and love to think back on it. I've taken them out a couple other times and we just enjoy being out of doors. It helps when they have a Camelback to carry themselves to make them feel like a real hiker. Both of my kids have these (there is a pink one for girls, too) and LOVE them.

There are so many ways to spend the summer, why not do something outside and create lasting family memories doing something "extreme"?!
Tell us about your family adventures that you plan on doing or have done in the past!

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