I've been a bit of a Nazi recently, demanding that the Whole Family will go and Walk Frequently at a Slow Pace. Brian and I did our first walking experience while on a weekend away together over New Years (Year's?)*. About 25 minutes in, my feet were hurting so bad, I had to stop. I blame the track. Who uses that rocky-asphalt stuff for a walking track? They really should put down mulch for all the people like me who are both clumsy and out of practice. But the weather was perfect for being outside.
Locally, we've been frequenting the Nature Center for our walks. Although, the only nature we've ever observed has been a pesky horsefly which scared my children by its sheer size and buzzing volume. Our favorite thing to do as a family there is have the children run off ahead of us, and then my husband and I will yell, "We can't see you!" Then they run back. Good times are had by all at the Nature Center.
Things I love about the Nature Center:
- The walking is not "hard". No big hills, but enough to keep it sort of interesting.
- There is no concrete. Walking on concrete apparently hurts my feet.
- We can do the 2 trails and get in over an hour of walking. Score!
*I have to be very careful here. My co-writer is a teacher who does not tolerate grammatical errors.