How about you and your dad? If you're lucky, some of your fondest memories with him are outside. I remember in the 1970s when my dad went backpacking with our Scout troop on the Appalachian Trail and then later returned with the whole family for a day hike to The Pinnacle on the AT in Pennsylvania. I also remember one teenage summer when he would regularly take advantage of the late sunset by taking me fishing at Lums Pond after he got home from work. Today, I still enjoy sharing the sights and sounds of the woods with my dad when my parents come for a visit. I am lucky.
Whatever your family situation, I hope that you are able to spend time with those you love this summer, preferably in nature. If you're looking for something to do, think outside. Go for a walk; share a picnic lunch; wait until after dark if it's too hot where you live. Whatever you do, spending time outdoors is a surefire way to create great family memories.
|Father's Day Hike, 2012|
|Father's Day Hike, 2006|