On our snow day we decided to go for a family walk. We set out with cameras in hand and adventure on our mind. Family time in the winter can easily give way to excessive screen time, couch potatoes and boredom. We did not want to spend another snow day trapped indoors. When the sun came out we took that as our cue to get out and enjoy some of it.
What happened today was straight out of an ABC family channel episode. We walked and talked while taking pictures of random interesting things. As we photographed a store front the shop owner came out with a basket of candy to give to the kids. Walking a little further we decided, impromptu, to stop at our local pizzeria for a large pie. The hostess told our children a story of how lucky they were to get pizza on a snow day instead of awful stew! Two patrons asked if our daughters are twins and we shared a fun exchange before leaving the pizza parlor. From our lunch date we walked back towards one of our towns hidden gems, the Milltown Foot Bridge. Seeing it unplowed and covered in snow was a bit intimidating...could it hold us? I stopped to ask the man whose house sits alongside the bridge and he assured us it was fine. He was pruning a bush by the way. Yes...gardening in the winter! We weren't the only ones with spring fever!
Once we crossed the bridge we met a woman and her granddaughter, Savannah. The child was sledding and snow boarding down the hill of a front yard. We stop to speak with the woman. We learned that she missed her flight due to the snow and that her granddaughter was in the year ahead of my daughter. She offered to the let my girls take a spin on her new sled and snow board. They did and it's smiles all the way. We made three more stops from there and marveled at how wonderful a time we had on our family outing just by walking around town. There's simply nothing like it!