Sunday, 5 March 2006

Starting Young

Being comfortable outdoors is not second nature to everyone. I was a fortunate little pumpkin. My folks took me camping and fishing and I spent many happy childhood holidays on a family friend's farm up in Zimbabwe leaping from the top of haystacks and rounding up cattle on horseback. Nothing could have been better.

Many kids in my 'hood are absolute city slickers. They're barricaded behind walls, instead of being able to race down grassy slopes on cardboard boxes after school (until sunset); for obvious security reasons. It is saddening indeed. Still, there's hope.

You're adventure types and certainly your kiddies will benefit from your experiences and exposure to the outdoors. 'Tis good.

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