A Simple Adventure: Dinner at McKenzie Trail

by | Published on May 31, 2014 | Last updated on October 27, 2018 | Journal, Stories

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Sometimes you just need to get outside…

Danielle was away this week which meant the kids were spending most of their time between the office and Cool Beans next door (there’s just something about a double decker bus that the kids love). That usually wouldn’t be an issue, but with all the rain we had this past week we were all starting to go a little stir crazy.

Scarlett made the most of the rain, chasing puddles around the office but as soon as the sun came back, we had to make the most of it. We decided to cancel our dinner plans and head out to the playground.

Given that it was Friday night and the first sunny evening of the week we headed out to McKenzie Trail, one of the quietest park in Red Deer. Located just past the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the park’s small playground is located next to the pond with picnic tables close by. The perfect spot for a fun evening with the kids.

We had a lot of fun, enjoying some smokies on the BBQ, watching the geese and goofing around on the playground. What does this have to do with adventures? It’s just a reminder that an adventure doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply getting out of the day to day routine, heading outside and doing something different is often all we need.

It’s also a reminder that too often we hide behind planning for a bigger adventure or waiting for the weekend and miss out on the many opportunities to make memories that are all around us.