I was sitting around the house and noticed that my entire family was still in pajamas at noon and we were all just watching tv. Normally this isn’t a big deal on a rainy day, but I was itching to get outside. So I threw my boots on, wife got the kids dressed and I took the kids to Sam Houston National Forest. The wife had an excuse to stay, she had to go to a charity event later in the afternoon, but the kids and I had no excuse. I was sure my 5 year old could hang for a few miles through the forest, but the soon to be 3 year old girl might have trouble. So I just brought an old hiking pack to carry her in when she got tired. Overall we made it a little over 3 miles and the kids did great considering the rain. Can’t wait to do it again, the Sam Houston National Forest has a ton of trails.
Parker wanted to explain to me how to get over a “creek”
Kyler struggled getting over her “creek”
He just had to walk across a downed tree
Apparently it was comfortable enough to want to take a nap
I think just so he could cross this creek
We had to run through every body of water we came to
We will definitely be going back to the Sam Houston National Forest this spring to hike some more. The trails are really well established and it just feels great to get out of the house with my family. Next time we will bring the wife along and she can help carry kids. Next time you find you and your family sitting around you want to get outdoors, try the Sam Houston National Forest, it was really worth it.
-The Family Outdoorsman