Winter time: Turn off the Movies and Explore
Updated: Feb 19, 2020
One job that a father has is to keep his children from holing up in front of their devices all winter and watching movies. As tempting as it is ... we have an obligation to keep our children active and exploring their world around them.
I don't need to list off winter activities, as that would be lame and what is available is different depending on where you live. What I will suggest is combining the winter activity with a micro-adventure. I get the term from the title of a this great book.
Alastair Humpreys provides a ton of ideas for exporing your locale. This book is great for fathers. We don't have a ton of time and hiking the Camino is out of our budget. So, we explore the local area and find its treasures.
The picture above is from a lake that is drained in the fall when the dam is shut. It leaves high walls of snow on the banks that would normally drop into deep water. It is a great place to sled: a local adventure. What is great is that the place becomes a family secret, as truly, no one really does this kind of thing.
The question is: how does one find these places? Ask a ton of questions. Drive down new roads. Check for cool blogs on line. Just, go explore.