When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house.
My brother, sister and I (along with our neighborhood friends) would hike back to this forested area and walk through the creek, play games and hope to encounter all types of woodland animals.
During the summer, we would head out after breakfast and come back tired & hungry for a late lunch. The woods were a special place -- so colorful in the Fall, mysteriously quiet in the winter, full of life during Spring and a cool respite during those hot Summer days.
We thought we were explorers!
And as a parent, I was reminded this summer that these moments of childhood are experienced by each generation. During our marathon summer road trip, we spent a few days at Gran & Pop's house which is located on 4.5 acres of wooded property.
Each morning, the kids would say "We're going back to the creek" or "We're taking the path through the woods to explore" -- words that reminded me how every child is drawn to the forest.
So today we're going to kick-off a short series focused on Forest Adventures!