Hello again

Hello all you people who like to and want to take yourself and your kids outside,

It's been a while since I spent some time in the Capital O Outside and Capital K Kids space. That's not to say that I haven't been going outside with my kids (lower case o and lower case k). It's just that I haven't made the time to write about it, or organize us all to meet somewhere outside together. It seems to me that the summer is just naturally outside, without much effort. Birthday parties are at parks, we're going swimming wherever we can, and it's the season for camping. Maybe that's just me, and maybe that's just me rationalizing my way out of neglecting this Outside Kids space and community. I'm sorry for that. The thing is, I haven't forgotten about you. I haven't lost my passion for getting us all outside more.

I've got two outings in the works for you. One will happen later this month in Tilden. It will be a hike and my kids will lead the way. The second will happen in mid October to explore the newly opened trails in the Dotson Family Marsh at Point Pinole. I'll post information soon with dates and details.

While I have you, I have a few recommendations for your eyes:

  • This is a great book. You might think that you know what a trail is, and that how could there be a whole book about them. But it's about so much more than trails. 
  • This is worth following on Instagram. I know some of you consider yourself unlikely hikers, or that you don't want to use word 'hike.' You prefer that we're going for a walk. You're not alone, and this feed and the associated hashtag are worth tracking. 
  • This is a must-read in my opinion. As the author writes, "Perspective is everything."

Alright, that's it for now. I have to go dunk myself in as much ice as I can find, and buy more fans, and seriously reconsider why we haven't installed air conditioning. I'll be back soon.

Yours truly,

(taken while camping this summer, during a blissful 65 degree, foggy day at the beach, oh what i would do for 65 degrees right about now)

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