Take a Hike

Our favorite thing to do in the summer is go hiking!
You can find tons of resources online about hikes in your area.
(For example, if you go to Trails.com, you can type in your zip code and get all kinds of information.)
Last summer we bought a Kelty child carrier, and we have really enjoyed it!
We also each have a CamelBak backpack that we love.
You know, each hike is twice as fun if you have good snacks.
We always take granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.
We also love trail mix.
I have a hard time buying trail mix because I usually end up picking things out.
(I’m a simple peanut, raisin, and M&M kind of girl.)  
But I found this recipe that looks awesome.  I might try it next time!

Other things we love to do in the summer include:
*Going to the Zoo
*Having a campfire
*Roasting hot dogs, marshmallows, or Starbursts in the campfire
*Laying on a blanket on the grass to see the stars or clouds
*Dutch Oven Cooking
Hope you have a fabulous summer with your family!
P.S.  If you are looking for ideas, I LOVE the Family Fun website!
It has TONS of ideas of crafts, games, recipes and more.
(Thanks to Emily who introduced me to it!)

3 Responses to Take a Hike

  1. Emily 05/26/2011 at 6:34 am #

    Great ideas Ashlee. I love the starburst in the fire idea. I’ve heard of that, but haven’t tried it!

  2. Natalie 05/26/2011 at 8:04 am #

    I love the ideas. Thanks Ash!!

  3. Cali 05/26/2011 at 7:24 pm #

    I never knew about trails.com. That’s awesome! I looked it up and found a 10 mile loop we could run sometime. Thanks!

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