ATV’s and outdoors

I wanted to share something tonight I feel strongly about. We as humans benefit from being outdoors. It helps with mood, energy, spirit, and health. Kids especially need to be outdoors and play. It helps them with mood, energy, creativity, imagination play, social skills building, self-esteem building, and so much more.

I thought I would share with you one of my husbands and my favorite outdoor activities (as we have many). On our one year anniversary (many moons ago now it feels like) we decided to do an outdoors trip which included riding ATV’s through the mountains at an ATV park in Pennsylvania. We had a great time and always enjoy riding ATV’s.

This is me on an ATV in PA.

There were all sorts of trails to ride on from easy to super hard and we enjoyed most of the light to moderate trails (and a couple of the harder ones) as we felt since we don’t get to ride that often on trails like this it would be safest. It had been raining all day and we ended up covered from head to toe in mud (you may not be able to see it here, but we were). Even in the rain we had a blast and built memories that will last a long time.

This is my husband on the ATV.

This is another thing I love about the outdoors, the memories you can make. I hope you have outdoor plans for this weekend if your weather is nice. Even if it rains the puddles can be fun to jump in especially if you have little one… or even a pup or two 😉

Do you or you families have favorite outdoor activities? If so please share them with me 🙂

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. GullringstorpGoatGal
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 05:02:08

    Hej from Sweden !
    I also love and find outdoor activities so great for both body and soul. But I am sorry to say that I can not give a thumbs up for ATV’s. As a EMT who worked many years in emergency rooms, I saw far too many results of accidents while driving or riding on ATV’s. The injuries were horrendous. I am not sure they are engineered correctly and they, despite the way they look don’t seem to have a proper center of gravity. It was a popular past time in the desert where I lived and worked. fathers took their babies and young children for rides on what they believed to be safe terrain but ended up in the emergency room time after time. We were the ones to have to pick up the pieces. It was never a pretty sight. I know they are popular and fun Seasonsgirl. Just be careful!

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    • Seasonsgirl
      Mar 30, 2012 @ 09:08:43

      We are always careful… that is our first rule. I think a lot of accidents happen because people become careless in their fun and given themselves more credit then the machine has power. We try not to make that mistake. You can get hurt doing a lot of things if you are not careful (bike riding, sking, rafting etc), so safety should always be a first rule.

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  2. Judy
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 06:59:54

    We live outdoors as much as we can – gardening, camping, day trips to the beach and mountains, just playing – anything and all that is outdoors. It’s good for the soul, and in this economy a lot of these type of activities are more cost effective. I second your motion – say ‘yes’ to the outdoors.

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  3. Judy
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 07:18:39

    We live outdoors, weather permitting. We garden, camp, take day trips to the beach and mountains, and just swing. Being outdoors is good for your soul, and in this economy some of those activities are relatively cost effective for families. Right now we are busy making new raised beds for the garden, and making plans for a spring trip. Have a good weekend outdoors and as noted above – stay safe.

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  4. Carnitas Fever
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 10:26:10

    As you know, we spend a lot of time with the chickens. We also like to go camping. Our favorite trip is a week during the summer where we go to Clark’s Fork here in California. It is in the Stanislaus National Forest, so we get to bring the dog, ironically named Clark (not named after the river). During the time in camp, the dog has to be on leash, but as soon as we hit the forest, it is off leash for hours. We never see the dog so tired as when we are hiking all day in the forest. Boy am I looking to the summer.

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