I’ve always been hesitant to take the kids to Park Point Trail. It’s known for a vast crop of poison ivy. This fact makes my skin crawl recalling the summer I had urushiol-induced contact dermatitis --- three different times. You’d think I would have learned to identify it after the first. Plant identification can be tricky, especially for Eastern poison ivy, which can grow … [Read More...]
Outdoor. Kid. Fun.
Blueberry pancakes and a hike. It’s become our routine one morning each weekend. It gives us regular time together as a family … [Read More...]
“I was hoping it would bring us to the candy store,” Daley declared with delight when he saw the Fannie Rose Candy Shop. We were … [Read More...]
After a teary closing ceremony at family camp, Daley and I were sitting on a bench overlooking Burntside Lake as dusk settled in. … [Read More...]
The Munger Trail has been our family’s outdoor nemeses. Our adversarial relationship with “one of the great recreational resources in the state of … [Read More...]
If you have a youngster in your house, you are likely familiar with Miss Frizzle’s mantra, “Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy.” My kids love … [Read More...]
Perhaps we didn’t pick the best day with wind gusts of 20+ mph to set out on an alphabet tour of Canal Park. Our goal was to walk around Canal Park … [Read More...]