Adventure itches are hard to quell, your mind wanders and begins to day dream of possible spots to visit. Places to explore, and new things to see and do. While summer sneaked up on me, my plans with the little ones wasn’t as grand as I had originally hoped for. (Sadly, there was no rocket ship building, and no road trip across the country planned out yet– maybe next year) BUT, that didn’t stop our adventure itch from ceasing, oh no… cooped up inside a house for several days (just one) my children and dog were going crazy. As well as me, we needed an outlet, an escape. We needed to be in the outdoors, climbing hills, and taking pictures, jumping in rivers, and soaking up the sun.
Therefore, Garner State Park was the way to go.
The place was fresh, it beat the heat from my city and the water was just as beautiful as the scenery above the hills.
It was just what we needed, the water was the perfect remedy for the hot days to come, dipping our feet in the refreshing water after a nice hike through one of their trails was honestly the best thing out there. It was also very fun to look for tadpoles and other fishes in the area. My boys learned how to skip rocks (failing miserably, but still having fun), as we looked for birds and all other kinds of amazing things outdoors.
It was honestly just what we needed, and just what we needed to curve the adventure itch for now…
Still, as fun was it was going on a spontaneous trip even for a day, my family and I are pretty excited on our future camping trips as well. Especially if it means being outdoors a little bit longer.