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Jan 06 2014

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New Year’s Resolution: Enjoy the Great Outdoors – The Garage Plan Shop

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Mount Rainier National Park The Garage Plan Shop is making a New Year’s resolution to enjoy the great outdoors in 2014, and we invite you to join us. Whether you never go outside for fun and enjoyment, or you take an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors every chance you get, we are certain you can find a few things on our list that you’ll enjoy doing outside throughout 2014. Our world is full of exciting places to see and fun things to do that are centered on outdoor activity. You can find them anywhere from your own backyard and neighborhood to neighboring states and all the way across the country. Below is just a sampling of the things we hope your do this year to enjoy the great outdoors:

  • Plant a garden this spring/summer (flower or vegetable) and cultivate it throughout the growing season.
  • Teach a child to play baseball, soccer, freeze tag or another childhood game in your backyard.
  • Visit a state park.
  • Visit a national park.
  • Plan a road trip to another climate zone or geographic region and explore how it is different from where you live.
  • Take a float trip down one of our country’s scenic rivers.
  • Go camping with your kids and show them how to roast marshmallows or make S’mores.
  • Ride your bike on a bike path you’ve never been to before.
  • Enjoy more outdoor meals. Grill and dine outside with your family on the porch or deck.
  • Take up outdoor photography.
  • Try going birding at a nearby park, wetland, nature area or conservation center.
  • Go boating with friends and/or family.
  • Share your knowledge about hunting or fishing with a child and take him or her on an outing to experience your love of the sport.
  • Try something you’ve never done like backpacking, wind surfing, or snow skiing.
  • Visit another state and learn to identify unfamiliar wildlife, trees, flowers and other natural elements.
  • Spend a weekend afternoon at a winery.
  • On workdays, pack your lunch and eat outside instead of going to the lunch room/cafeteria.
  • Spend an afternoon walking around a historic or quiet country town.
  • Host a backyard barbecue for family, friends and neighbors.
  • Volunteer to help at an organized event to clean up local streams, lakes or hiking trails.

This list is just the beginning of all the fun activities you can do outdoors by yourself or with your kids, neighbors, friends and co-workers. We are sure you’ll think of many more things you might like to do outside. So join us in 2014 and make an effort to spend more time outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

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