It's the A to Z Challenge, and we're kicking off our wilderness adventures with a bit of an intro, a passing nod to one of my books, and the promised Tuesday bit on wilderness travel.
In case you didn't see my Theme Reveal post, my theme for this year's A to Z Challenge is wilderness travel (with a side of ice cream). And what, you ask, is the A to Z Challenge? Follow the link for more info, but in short, A to Z is a blog-everyday-or-die challenge to help bloggers gain followers, get the hang of the blogosphere, have fun, and find out just what they can do. I had fun with it last year, so I signed on to do it again this year. Through April, I will be blogging every day except Sunday, with each day's post themed to a different letter of the alphabet.
That's the intro. The book that just has to be mentioned on Day A of a wilderness-themed challenge is, of course, my picture book for kids in the wilds.
Since this is a little long, I won't do a story or a trip report (as I will the rest of the Tuesdays this month), but just a few words about children and hiking, camping and backpacking.
You want more words? Kids love the outdoors. Place you might think are boring are full of amazement for the knee-high crowd. Put aside any squeamishness and join your child in chasing bugs, studying what grows under logs, and getting muddy. And go camping, hiking and backpacking to whatever extent you can. I can't think of a healthier vacation. And remember: being dirty never hurt a kid.
And there's always ice cream.
|The author takes ice cream seriously|
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