No need to sit inside all year. There’s always a way to get outside and explore.
We are blessed to have a good county park system in our area. This makes it so much easier to get out and explore all year around.
Our latest adventure took us to Indian Lake County Park, about a twenty minute drive from our house.
A walk through the winter woods is a great adventure. Making sure we wore proper clothes, we were comfortable during our long walk. We were able to explore to our hearts content before turning back and heading for the car.
Along the way we found animal tracks, a warming cabin which inspired a long talk about planning a camping trip, cool leaves that had melted into the ice, and this funky fungus! Much better than staying inside.
We used the “I’ll follow you.” method of exploring the park to give Bluey the maximum amount of control over exploring this park. He chose the paths, he made changes in our explore- he was in charge. And when he was ready to back, we returned to the car.
With no pre-selected path, we explored the many cross-country skiing paths, and meandered through the woods. It was a great morning of exploring, creating another great memory, and another place where Bluey says: “Let’s go back there soon.”