Let’s Go Exploring

By Millicent Hanson

Last week, Connie Clay shared childhood memories of outdoor adventures and made a strong case for encouraging our children to explore nature in her blog “Second Nature”. This week, Millicent Hanson provides us with a list of local family-friendly hiking trails and historical sites. Let’s go exploring.

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Second Nature

Connie Clay

When I was a young girl, my family lived in a small northern Iowa town, of around 350 residents. When you grow up in a small town, you feel like you and your neighbors are almost like family. You know everybody and most of what they are up to each day. The homes in my hometown were well cared for. Whenever my sisters and I went on bike rides through town, we admired the beautiful houses and yards with colorful flower gardens. It all seemed a lot bigger back then.

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