Friday, October 3, 2014

31 days of Adventure - Adventure Van

Cama Beach 2009
Part of the Adventure Van Crew
Chucko, Bones, Princess of Quite A lot, and Cody
For a number of summers, my best friend and I have taken our combined 5 kids on various adventures and outings in her van lovingly called, "The Adventure Van". It is a lot of fun we only had one voice of dissent in all our adventuring and only on one adventure when one small child declared, " This Van Sucks".   We have hiked, visited the beach, searched for letterboxes, ate ice cream together, gone to parades and even went to a kangaroo farm.
Boys of the Adventure Van Crew
Bellingham WA
Benefits of Teaming Up with another Mom for Adventures
(or why this worked so well for us)

I learned that solo adventuring with kids can be daunting.  So it helps a lot to not be out numbered. It is another set of hands and eyes,

Combining forces allowed us to go and see during the week places that normally we wouldn't do with our kids without another adult. CAN YOU SAY KANGROO FARM!?
Bones, Princess of Quite A Lot, Ms Smarty Pants

The adventure doesn't have to be expensive.  A lot of times we simply hiked and went for a cheap ice cream afterwards.

The kids really enjoyed hanging out with other kids besides their siblings.
Birch Bay Parade
Adventure Van Crew
Sadly, the van is no longer and the children are older and we are down to basically to 2-3 children who are willing to take adventures. The oldest crew member is graduating from High School.
Beach See Saw

I am joining the Nester's 31 Days of Writing.  Check out my entire series - "31 Days of Adventure."

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