I realized yesterday that one of the most fun things to do on a day in the woods is have a picnic.
OK, so that’s an easy one to figure out.
But, we are always hauling around food, snacking on the go, on the move. Stopping to actually sit down and have a formal, yet informal, meal is some very quality family time.
Call me silly that it took seven hours on the trail with two groups of kiddos for me to clue in. But, as the tiny person and I sat in the back of the truck talking about everything we’d seen that morning snacking down on ham, raspberries and fresh peas from Pattison Farms, I had a brief moment of enlightenment.
Slowing down once in a while is a good choice.
It was the only choice yesterday, as our NeighbourWood Walks out at Oyster River Nature Park were all about stopping and checking every inch of this cool, kid-friendly forest out.
The big event was the pretty much non-stop tree climbing that lead to discoveries of future maple trees, lots of cool spiders, caterpillars and – of course – some mega huckleberry eating.
It’s always amazing to see how the kids in each group begin to understand and really interact with each other, getting to know what everyone is interested in and sharing and what is really fun.
We had some guests and a couple new walkers too, which is awesome to see that so many people are having a chance to take part in the walks.
The crew is out at Ship’s Point in Fanny Bay next week. Thanks for reminding me Dana, I had my dates totally confused.
Category: KIDS, NATURE & OUR HERITAGE