|Shenandoah River State Park, with Massanutten Mountain in the distance|
As I have mentioned several times before, my girls seem to find a sense of peace outdoors that they are unable to attain anywhere else. Maybe it's the wide open spaces, the absence of crowds, or the fresh air. Maybe it's the lack of blinking, dinging, flashing electric devices... whatever it is, my husband and I try to exploit this knowledge whenever we can. We go hiking and geocaching quite a bit during warm weather. On a couple of occasions, my husband has even taken the girls camping.