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Family Geocaching

Who doesn’t like to hunt for treasure! Recently we’ve been spending a ton of time #geocaching with our toddler. It is basically a worldwide treasure hunt utilizing GPS navigation to identify hidden items. By either utilizing a handheld GPS unit or even better an app on your mobile device you can be hunting for treasure…

Ringing the Bell – Salvation Army style!

    Raising a kid is hard. I’m sure it has always been difficult, but with iPhones, electronic babysitters and more TV shows than one kid can handle, its hard to find balance.  How do you teach a toddler empathy or compassion … by ringing the bell – Salvation Army style!   As parents we have been…

Ultimate Gear Wish List

My Ultimate Gear Wish List

With the holiday season upon us, lets take a moment to day dream. If I were to (HYPOTHETICALLY) give you $1,000 to spend on gear for ONLY YOU what would you spend it on? Here is my ultimate gear wish list!   So….. my list went a little LOT over my $1,000 hypothetical budget, but oh…

Horse Pens 40

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering

Alabama has a renowned bouldering park called Horse Pens 40. North of Birmingham 30 minutes in Steele, AL rests an amazing bouldering park. Complete with RV and primitive camping, hot showers, water and electric hook-ups, a country restaurant and country store.     Historic Horse Pens 40 (HP40) is run by the “Shultz family and…

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Lost – is this really a bad thing?

  I spend a great deal of my time lost… I’m directionally challenged, as my wife likes to call it.  But like many successful relationships having complementary skills makes a better team.  Sarah is blessed with the sense of direction in our relationship.   Once, and only once… Sarah made the mistake of allowing me…

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What is considered Family Adventures?

I have been approached lately and asked “why are you writing a blog? What is considered Family Adventures?”   Great questions! Why do we spend our time writing, taking photographs, and creating video? Its simple. We think its critical to share with other parents how easy it can be to just “get out” and enjoy…

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Essential Steps to Jumping in Puddles!

Yesterday we spent the morning walking around some mountain bike trails in the area, enjoying the warm sun and big puddles!   Here are a few toddler approved essential steps to jumping in puddles!   Find a FUN place in your area that you can run free.  Somewhere where you don’t have to worry about holding hands…

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Toddler CrossFit

We are avid CrossFitters and bring our little girl with us most days. She sits in her stroller and watches a kids show while we attend the WOD. Today she picked up the door stopper for our sliding back door and started to do Snatches. Without being coached she just jumped right in! Seems like…

Five Inspirational and Motivating Reads

Five Inspirational and Motivating Reads

If you are anything like me, in between your planned and un-planned adventures, you are dreaming of future trips.  It’s a blessing and a curse.  We don’t have the ability to sit still and let the world pass us by.  It’s ok!  So in between those crazy outings, consider reading some of the below books I’ve found inspirational.  …