I made it fun along the way as we collected sticks and looked at marsh and nature. We kept up with our steps on the iPhone.. This way he felt like he accomplished something, when we hit 10,000 steps! Believe it or not my son enjoyed knowing he was exercising with his momma. The whole day we probably walked about 3 miles. He was exhausted ( and so was I lol) but he didn't forget to tell me how much fun he had.
We met a new friend today
There is no telling what you might see along the way!
For food, I always pack snacks with a cooler wherever we go. I fill a small backpack that keeps us fueled and hydrated for the hike. We spent no money and we are eating healthy!! The whole day took about 4 hours.
Not in the St Pete area? Look for nature preserves in your area. I lived a couple places and I usually find something.
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