But instead we had a blast with the MyScoper gals, the Science Museum and many, many great families who came out for the New Year’s Bouncy Ball Drop today at 12 noon!
Check out the video if you can at www.myscoper.com
Thank you to the wonderful people who put this together! Thanks for helping us make a [...]
For a long time, Ashley and I have been singing the praises of the wonderful Mill Mountain Discovery Center, found right in the middle of the lovely Mill Mountain Park. We loved it so much, we chose it as a base for three of our KIVA adventures. We stumbled upon it, in search for bathrooms [...]
Ever read Holes by Louis Sachar? As I was calling the kids in to have lunch yesterday, I looked out upon our yard and found that digging for hidden treasure was the theme. We don’t have much grass on the Donahue compound. In fact, we have designated our yard with the National Wildlife Foundation as [...]
I took the boys for a long walk along the Roanoke College campus. While walking, we found a wonderful treasure trove of leftover materials, mulched leaves, broken chunks of concrete to climb, Virginia clay dirt mounds and piles and piles of sidewalk stones. This was surrounded by the most lovely alcove of trees, birds flying [...]
Check out our schedule for winter break outdoor adventure day 5!
9:30 wake up
10:00 eat breakfast
10:30 open the friggin-frackin plastic packages
11:30 trip over the same packages, only now sharper!
12:00 delicious homemade, mostly organic, lentil and ham soup, cornbread (Thanks Ashley!)
1:00 nap of the dead….
4:30 Wake up! It’s time to go to Grandma’s!
4:45 over the river, through [...]
Yesterday, after most of the family had drifted off into Christmas inspired naps, Finn and I decided to go for a little walk. We took off down the road on a bird watch. There is a lovely thicket of woods that I like to return to often. Ashley and I were married almost 13 years [...]
Wow! I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Mostly for the people who take care of my children throughout the day, teachers, grandmothers, my wife…Staying home with the kids and keeping them occupied and learning is wearing me out! And its only day three!
Pictures, who has time for pictures…Maybe once they all [...]
Day number two of our winter break started out at Taco Bell. A quick power lunch later, we were off to the park. I know I said we would hit Murray Run, but it eluded us today, so we headed out to Garst Mill Park to check out the new stream restoration project along Mudlick [...]
The boys and I started our winter break together today… a perk for teachers… and we decided to have an outdoor adventure everyday and then document our attempts here at the website. Day 1 - Reed Mountain Preserve.
This was one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever done together. Absolutely breathtaking views, clear trails [...]
A family favorite around the Donahue ranch…
First person to write and tell us what movie this is from gets a free personal outdoor adventure with the Donahues!
Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy.