Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great Park Pursuit

Each week The Great Park Pursuit picks a State Park and plans a days worth of family adventures. This year our family is participating. I wanted to do something that would make us get out and explore. It is so easy to get caught up in housework, especially with homeschooling. The laundry piles up, the grass needs mowing, the vacuum cleaner is making a strange sound, the winter clothes bins are still out....I could go on and on. We have to walk away and be a family. The clothes, lawn, laundry will all still be there when we get home.

We met up with a friend and her two daughters. Together they splashed in the Housatonic River, counted rings on an ancient tree (85 years old), calculated wind speeds, ventured out in a canoe, picked wildflowers and enjoyed their friendship. It was a wonderful start to the weekly adentures. When we left we were given a clue to where the next location is. To find the location we need to read a Jean Craighead George book, To Climb A Waterfall. If the library has the book, we will take it out Monday. If not, we will wait until the location is announced next Wednesday.

A perfect family outing.

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