My name's Nate and this is a new website. No pressure.

Actually, I’m serious. This is the first project I’ve taken on in a while that is just for fun. There’s no connection to business, no clients to please, no schedule to maintain, just a lot of posts about trips that I take with my family around Connecticut and Southern New England. This isn't a Dad Blog, a Mom Blog, a Kid's a site meant to inspire you to get dirty with your kids.

The plan is simple: I'll tell you about the trips we take and whether you should check out some of the spots for yourself. Most of the reviews will cover hiking trails, parks, waterfalls and stuff away from the TV and computer screen. But there will be museums, orchards, aquariums, and kid-friendly spots that are worth checking out, too.

This whole thing started when I found myself unemployed near the beginning of 2015. While searching for a new job I had all this time with my two boys and I decided to make the most of it. I’ve always been an outdoorsy type myself, and if I had my druthers, my kids will inherit that love for the wild and all that comes with it. I vowed to take the kids to at least one park per week, and without being too strict, we’ve been doing that pretty well since March.

I believe there are a lot of restrictions and fears around raising kids these days. The age of information sharing has everyone afraid of what’s in the air, what’s in the food, and what other people will think about your kids and your parenting. Enough already. Let your kid poke the bug with a stick. Let them get muddy. Our kids needs to see the world, breathe the air, play in our rivers, and learn about the trees.

So that's pretty much it. Just enjoy the posts and take your family on your own adventures!

- Nathan 

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