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Friday, September 24, 2010

Going Hiking is Family Fun

Going hiking is one of our favorite family activities. My husband and I along with the kids and dog enjoy being in the outdoors. Feeling the cool breeze and smelling the eucalyptus and oak is so pleasant. I love hearing the sound of chirping birds and the rustling of furry critters in the bushes. During the warm summer months, we usually make it to the local park trails two or three Saturday mornings a month. First, we have a big yummy breakfast at home then load a backpack with several snacks and bottles of water. We then put on plenty of sun block and sturdy hiking shoes. We also grab a light jacket because it can sometimes be chilly in the woods. Then, we set our boston ADT Home Alarm and drive five miles to the trail head. After parking the car on the dirt shoulder, we start off on the main trail. There are several smaller branch trails that attach to this main trail. So far we have explored practically every trail in that area. Usually, we rotate who gets to choose which route to take. While walking on the trails, we have wonderful family discussions that bring our family closer together. Hiking is so much fun!
Guest post written by Derick Burks

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