My last post mentioned that we were going to start taking advantage of all the things our neighbourhood has to offer. You can go back to that post as I did this morning and read the reasons why, but the short version is that we realized we wanted a bit of a different life and came to the conclusion that a lot of what we wanted was available to us here…we just needed to do it.
Since that post, Ginny and I bought a stand up paddle board and have been out paddling on the lake down the street from our house a bunch of times. We’ve had the kids out with us a couple of times too, and they loved it.
I’ve gone for a couple of short trail runs and have a few more routes planned out for the fall.
We’ve been spending a lot more time at the lake since the trip, including with the kids. Walking along the boardwalk, looking for beach glass at the water’s edge, exploring the Scarborough Bluffs, biking Tommy Thompson Park and the Leslie St. Spit…it’s been fun.
It’s not always easy to make the time and pull the kids away from the TV, but we’ve been doing it and the kids are adapting. I’ve got my eye on a day hike at Rattlesnake Point in Milton, and some trail runs in Rouge Park. It’s going to be a great fall.