These are some of my favorite winter adventures that I tried last winter while living in Michigan. They are listed in no particular order because they were each special in their own way. Each unique adventure gave me the opportunity to meet people in diverse subcultures and try activities that were not part of my everyday world.
I’ve been zipling several times before but my most recent zipling experience takes the prize. My family and I went on a zipline tour at Adventureworks. Adventureworks is located about 30 minutes outside of Nashville and is tucked away near the Narrows of the Harpeth State Park.
I’ll admit I’ve never really cared much about gardening. My grandparents did it in the country but I was more concerned about what was on their limited cable channels during my visits as a teenager. My other grandpa grew tomatoes in an urban setting, so did my dad in the suburbs, and so did my inlaws in the country-burbs….but I still didn’t really take advantage of learning from any of them either.
This journey of trying to live to the fullest, has evolved me into a more curious person as I grow older. It has challenged me to look and appreciate the process that people invest in creating and eating healthy foods.
We went to visit the urban garden of artist Rick Beerhorst this past summer.
One of our family’s favorite summer experiences is an annual trip to the drive-in. If schedules allow, we try to squeeze a few more trips in if possible because we have so much fun. It’s also an affordable way for families to see 2 first run movies.
Let me start out by saying I do NOT like cold water. I barely go swimming in the summer if the pool water feels too chilly. So how did I end up in freezing cold water on an 18 degree day? Because I’m crazy enough to have it on my bucket list and the opportunity arose.
Dog sledding has been on my bucket list for awhile. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get to drive a dog sled. I was so excited when we met Terry and he invited us to his home to try driving a dog sled. We met him while he was giving demos for family Winterfest event at an outdoor nature preserve.
Moms hockey came about from a simple flyer that I saw while at a son of a relative’s hockey game. Of course, that started the investigative process of finding out if a person like me could try.
Taking an intro to curling class is what happens when you have a lunch conversation with your hubby about random Winter Olympic sports, a constant curiosity for fun activities and a smart phone. That led to a search for a place where we could try curling, which resulted in my husband and I driving thru a winter snow storm to try this adventure. My husband is a good sport and we decided to make the $10 intro to curling class a unique date night.
Our family went on a day trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park that was filled with beauty and adventure.