A few weeks back, the Donahues were stuck in the house, sick and miserable. And yet, we were so happy because we were forced to take it easy and catch up on some items that we had received for previewing for www.kidsadventuring.org.
Well, the Wild Donahues are back on our feet, taking on the world once again. But [...]
Walkabout Outfitter has been an incredible supporter of Kids In the Valley, Adventuring!. We were so pleased to see them talking about their success on our local news station. Support your local retailer! Families, remember that your local retailer is an excellent resource for local outdoor ideas, as well as the gear you will need on the [...]
Last year, we decided that we needed to spend more time at home. I got a bit caught up in all the great things going on in our area and was trying to get to all of them. We had lots of great experiences, but we were finding that our kids didn’t really see home [...]
Here is a note from John Bryant of the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, thanking those who came to the Wasena Park clean up yesterday:
“A big thanks for everyone’s help at Wasena Park on Sunday. We had almost 20 helpers from Kids In the Valley, Adventuring!and the Co-op. Wasena Park was already remarkably clean, but [...]
A little bit of planning, a few adjustments and some teamwork lead us to have a wonderful time hiking on the Appalachian Trail last Saturday morning and afternoon. We planned a meal and a snack, packed plenty of water bottles and took our new camp stove for a test drive. I picked up a couple [...]
Community members will meetup at 12pm near the pedestrian bridge between Vic Thomas
Park and Wasena Park. If you can, consider contributing a couple
of hours to the clean up effort.
The city will provide the bags for clean up and the
They are asking families to dress appropriately for outdoor work.
Participants won’t be getting in or around the river, but there [...]
Yahoo! Sunshine, play and explore time!
Our littlest one and I found ourselves with a little time together this afternoon. We took a little afternoon picnic to the Roanoke River at Rotary Park. Wow! What an extraordinary time!
After our picnic on the river bed, we spied some mallard ducks swimming across the river and walking [...]
This blog has been a work in progress. Whenever I had a moment today, I’ve stopped by the computer, and added some little bit to it. That is just being a dad, a teacher, a blogger, a husband, and trying to juggle whatever else I can throw in there!
Morning chores, getting kids ready, work, school, [...]
Before we review the new Billy Kelly cd - The Family Garden, I just had to share this song so you could get it stuck in your head too!
The Donahues are a hearty crew. We tend to hang tough. But this last round of the fever really knocked us for a loop. My kids, who are normally a blur from morning to night, sat and rested. Really rested for most of the day. Well, not at the same time of course. One would [...]