After recently learning the the term “Nature Deficit Disorder,” and knowing on a totally common sense level that our family doesn’t get outside of the city enough, we decided to make a change and have enacted a new tradition:
Weekly Outdoor Adventures!
Inside a 4-hour radius of Seattle are some of the MOST GORGEOUS places I have ever seen in my life. How have we not taken advantage of this before?!?!
It’s fun to explore and “harness our fitness” as we like to say. And it’s fun to put Olivia’s grit to the test. She has been surprisingly un-whiny and totally on-board with these adventures so far!! Yay!! Though she really loves riding on our backs the most, I think. Can’t blame her, I suppose. 🙂
Our first adventure: Franklin Falls
This hike is pretty crowded on the weekends, but I was prepared for that and we tried hard not to let it get us down. Once we got to the waterfalls, you could totter over rocks to the base of the fall and it drowned out all other noise. Just sitting there in the roar for a few minutes was life-giving.
Also gotta love her “hiking dress.” 😉