Gear · Hiking Gear

Gear Review: Amazon Essentials Boy’s Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket

Whenever someone whines about the evil overlord that Amazon is.....I tend to roll my eyes, because living on an island means I have few choices for clothing shopping. Much less gear shopping (let me laugh a wee bit on that....there is nowhere to shop locally for that). When it comes to the boys, I want… Continue reading Gear Review: Amazon Essentials Boy’s Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket

Gear · Hiking Gear

What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads In 2020

In the past I have written about what our young boys carry in their backpacks for dayhikes. This year Walker will turn 10 and Alistaire will be 8. They have both grown since last years post which means new rain gear for the boys to come soon (Alistaire's just showed up today) With January winding… Continue reading What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads In 2020

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Camano State Park

Summer kicks in and our 80 Days of Summer had to take back seat for 2 weeks. Swim lessons and magic camp jumped into the fray. Then the 4th of July. And then free once again to go explore. We had errands to run on the main land and took an early ferry over. On… Continue reading Local Adventures: Camano State Park

Hiking · Local Adventures

80 Days Of Summer

If you have children, pull up your calendar and count how many days summer break is. The vastness seems it will last forever, but then you blink and nights are shorter, and suddenly the school bus is there waiting as the leaves start turning red. When school lets out this coming week, the clock is… Continue reading 80 Days Of Summer