I love adventure. I also love attaching the word “adventure” to anything that might even come close to resembling an adventurous experience. Because, let’s be honest, the definition of adventure is, “an exciting or very unusual experience,” and I can convince my kids that just about anything will be exciting, especially if it’s a new experience.
What that means is that my kids love adventure nearly as much as I do, and there’s a small chance that they also overuse the word.
(Other words that are currently overused at my house include: dude, bro’, swag, seriously…)
Even a three mile, dirt road bike ride can turn into an adventure. All you need to do is pack a backpack with snacks, water, and walkie talkies, and boom! Adventure!
Another adventure that the boys and I have taken up this summer is geocaching. Basically, what this is, is wilderness treasure hunting. There are thousands of “caches” hidden around the world at different coordinates, just waiting to be found. So, with the help of the geocaching app, GPS, and a determination to keep on looking, you can find hidden “treasures”!
This is one of three caches that we found hidden on the trails of Addison Oaks County Park. It took us about 3 hours and 2.5 miles of hiking and searching, and it was AWESOME! I have finally discovered a way to get my boys excited to hike the trails. Real life hidden treasures don’t happen every day!
One week from tomorrow my husband, two boys, and I take off on our very first family drive across the country to backpack in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. I’m pretty stinkin’ excited about that adventure! But, my goal is to look forward to every new day with the same excitement and know that it is filled with possibility.
Sparkle.Pounce.Make Every Day An Adventure.