We drove from Orlando to Clearwater beach for the afternoon adventures and dinner, the drive was pretty amazing we are so much in love with the palm trees, so we busted music out loud and started singing ”Maroon 5: what lovers do” making memories. We finally made it to Tampa and all I wanted was to park asap and feel the sunshine on my face and walk on the beach, I have seen pictures of the sand so it was my time to experience all that beauty.
The most beautiful and clean beach ever, we loved it, it was 55 degrees but coming from wisconsin, we were not going to complain about the weather, we waited for the sunset while picking some seashells and build a sandcastle. There is also a busy playground nearby that Armani was happy to hang out with other kids.
This was definitely the highlight of the trip, seeing our daughter embracing the beautiful weather and feeling the sand in her feet, she was waiting on the sunset and slowly getting tired but she braved the cold and had fun.
The beach started getting busy with lots of people within 10 min professional photographers, tourist, and local people came to view the sun going down!
A gentle reminder of why we travel and how fortunate we are to see so much of the world.
Every day’s an adventure when I step out of my door.
Beautiful day and 75 degrees in Daytona beach, first time here with my family. With a three-year-old there are so many things you can do in Orlando except going to the theme parks. Take a day trip to Daytona beach and explore. we parked for $5 for full day and took out a stroller to explore. There are so many different waterside playgrounds, bring a towel and dress up for adventure bring changing clothes. Stroll along the Riverfront Shops and Walk along the Boardwalk. If you have a good budget purchase family tickets for $20 to get you on 6 kiddie rides so much fun. After a long walk we decided to grab lunch at joe’s crab shack, we really had to take advantage of the good weather dine outside by the ocean and have crabs legs.
Daytona was a nice trip next time we are planning to stay in Hilton by the ocean, should be nice to wake up and see sunrise and sunset. We also hope to make it to Daytona 500 one day, we are a Nascar family so there is definitely another trip to Daytona.
I know this might look like something you can do within three hours and be done but believe me with a toddler its a lot and a nap time. We spend all day in Daytona Beach, we really drove a lot exploring all the sights that were affected by Irma hurricane .So when you go there have fun anf roll with it.
A hidden gem located in Madison!
Governors island is a small natural park, part of the island is privately owned, one main trail runs the perimeter of the island. We went for an afternoon walk, the weather was 30 degrees and nice for afternoon hike. The trail was very slippery with ice at this time of the year, I suggest you wear yarktrax for safety. My husband slipped on the trail, so pay attention. We looped around for half a mile before we headed back to the parking lot. The trial is easy to follow from the gate, you wont get lost, it’s a busy lake right now with ice fisherman, and parking can be tough. We enjoyed the afternoon walk it was peaceful and the view was gorgeous as always. The trail is flat and dog friendly. The trail is really small I highly recommend this park for families.my daughter who is three years old enjoyed this short hike first time to the lake. I cant wait to check it out in the summer.
This was one of the days we just needed to get in a car for a drive as a family and go on the adventure, my daughter fell asleep on our way and napped on my back for the entire hike. It was 30 degrees .
me and my daughter we are wearing the beanie from sundayafternoons.com they are insulated and has a double layer, its one size fits all and comes in three colors.
This is the link of my hat if you like it https://www.sundayafternoons.com/p/celeste-beanie/
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Winter has never been my favorite season at all, living in Wisconsin has never been on my plan.thanks to my cheesehead husband and my adventure baby who really enjoys the cold temps.They push me out of the house even if I try to come up with all sorts of great indoor activities.
I usually plan my week ahead depending on the weather, I don’t ever do last minutes things, because I’m a mom of a toddler, but sunset last minute hike give me a call I will be there before you know it.I’m from South Africa I love the sunset we have the most beautiful sunset in Africa, so I wouldn’t miss a sunset hike in my life especially 38 degrees in the middle of winter in Wisconsin.But I have to say not every day I’m up for an afternoon hike, sometimes Armani naps for 3 hours so when she wakes up its already dark and I’m ready for bed ugh… Mom life.
There is just something I really adore about my daughter she is a nature freak, she looks out the window and say let’s go for a hike, she has been saying this as long as she has started talking, she keeps me going, she keeps me on my toes, she is my greatest motivation.she reminds me every day of the most important things like hiking, gym, etc…. I’m such a lucky mom, thank god I’m also an adventure mom not a stay at home mom, I listen to her and always try to have fun with her, she is my everything.
Today was such a busy day and we couldn’t wait to get out of the house and go hiking, we packed the car at 1 pm we are always on time and we are very organized.so I wasn’t going to let anything stop us from going on a sunset hike.We left on time and when we got there it was peaceful and beautiful like we expected, I had two questions for her, do you want me to carry you or you wanna hike. She said please carry me, I was super stoked because that means I get to do what I want to enjoy a nature walk and take great pictures.
But it didn’t last long she wanted to hike I was happy to let her run along the slippery trail packed with snow, I didn’t wear my yaktrax because people have already been on this trail, so it was safe for me to hike without them.
At this point we are chasing each other on the trail and giggling and just having fun enjoying nature play, I know it sounds weird, they play in the woods huh… We got really warm and the temps were slowly dropping.
Looks like we were 10minutes early so we hiked all the way to the overlook and decided to hike back and try to catch the sunset from a different direction, I carried her again on my back so that we can keep up, she never complained at all she was curious about the gunshots she kept hearing and she asked if they are shooting a deer like her daddy, I said maybe.at this point I really wish I could have come early enough to add more miles because we are circling around now, so the plan was to keep moving so that we stay warm and that worked.
We finally made it to the overlook and she said, put me down.
So every time I take a picture she will say take a picture and send it to daddy.
Here we are just feeling like we are the luckiest girls alive in the wildness culture not everyone gets an opportunity to see this beautiful life out of the house.
We have learned to bring a tripod on the solo hikes because we don’t wanna miss out on this precious moments, we keep this memories photograph.
Cherokee marsh unit never disappoint, summer, spring, fall, and winter we are here honey! The location is also convenient for my family only 20 min drive to the park from my house. So we literally spend 45 min outside and felt really good.
We are so grateful for the warm winters, I highly recommend. Cherokee Marsh is family friendly and dog-friendly, it’s never busy.great for bird watching in the summer.it’s really a great hidden gem for Madison.
“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
This is the location: Cherokee Marsh – North Unit, 6098 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Parfrey’s Glen, located within Devil’s Lake State Park, is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-designated State Natural Area. The glen is a deep gorge cut through the sandstone of the south flank of the Baraboo Hills.
Parfrey glen is a hidden gem and one of the best hikes I have ever done in wisconsin, this is where the idea of our adventure day book came from which is available online.
parfrey’s glen is 1.7mi leading you to a waterfall, be prepared to hop through the actual glen.its not a loop and you will gain a little 450ft elevation.The trail follows the creek to the whole length, most shaded in the spring and summer.in the winter make sure to bring your yarktrak or microspikes the ice is slippery if you plan to hike all the way to the frozen waterfall.The restrooms are available at the trailhead and picnic tables which is my daughters favorite, she likes to seat and have a snack there and and play after a hike.
We have been on this trail with my daughter in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. And I was surprised when she wanted to hike and not be carried so she hiked half of the trail and got nervous to climb the rocks because she already fell couple times, but rather than that I highly recommend this gorge to the families, toddlers enjoy this area a lot, its easy to manage for them and so much to see or do on this trail.
If your toddler is not able to hike a distance yet I suggest you bring a hiking carrier so much easy, to climb those big boulders and see the actual fall.
We didn’t take lots of pictures of the scenery because when I have my daughter hiking I need to keep an eye on her, you just never know she is 2 and have a mind of her own.
Wisconsin adventure family Rating: easy-moderate 1.7mil it seems long but it’s really short. Wear good waterproof hiking boots always, it’s very fun for kids to climb the log along the trail, and throw rocks along the stream, wooden bridges for them to cross.
Here is the address to the location:Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area
1377 County Rd DL, Merrimac, WI 53561
The great thing about this germ is how it changes with the season, we really enjoyed this trail in the spring my daughter used to adore the wildflowers, and chasing the ducks around the park, then we came in the summer the trail was shaded all the way and gorgeous but the mosquitoes were brutal.
we came here in the fall and the colorful leaves on the trail was just gorgeous and few bugs around fall season, this trail in the winter is my favorite because I enjoy quiet walks in the woods and a good view of Monona terrace and Capitol building and my baby will nap along the way.it’s family friendly and kid friendly, I can let my daughter walk as long as she is happy, or carry her and hike faster than I usually do with other people.
In the summer we love the playground it’s never crowded and they have clean restrooms for the public.
I usually don’t take any pictures on this hike because there is really nothing to capture it’s a walk along the woods.but once you reach the other sight along the lake I always take pictures of the lake with downtown.
In the winter the lake forms this icicles near the beach side.
If you plan to hike at Olin park in the winter will suggest you bring hiking poles, wear good hiking boots, because the trail gets slippery, there wasn’t much snow on the ground when we went, there was no need of snowshoes.
The trail is easy to follow, they have signs showing skiing trail and hiking trail, so pay attention where you going.
Wisconsin Adventure family Ratings :Easy 1.5miles round trip, hilly some part. Small beach area along the trail and fine sand to play in.
There is public parking available for free here:John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713
via Adventure Day