I’m a 30 something mom to two boys, an army wife of 9 years and a registered nurse. We have been lucky enough to be posted in Hawaii. I was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut and until I moved to Hawaii in January of 2011 I had never left the contintental US.
Ever since childhood I have had a love of the outdoors. My parents fostered this in me. As a child we camped, hiked and explored many places. I thank my parent’s for my adventurous side. I remember always being outside playing with my brother or my friends. I rode my bike and just did what kids generally do outdoors, or used to. We walked around in the woods, played games in the snow, leaves or water depending on the season. I have all kinds of fond memories and a lot of them include the outdoors. Every summer for several years we would go camping on vacation to one place or another. At first with a tent and later with a pop-up camper. I know my parents chose this because it was an economical way to travel, but it was so much more.
These days, for some reason, I really want to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I’ve become downright passionate about it. The fact that we’re living in paradise is a motivator but more than that I really want to give my children the gift that my parent’s gave me.
I write 2 other blogs in addition to this one. One is my personal blog about my daily life of raising young children and trying to get a career off the ground. The second blog is geared toward my struggles with fibromyalgia. In this blog I discuss the various treatments and strategies out there and their effectiveness from my perspective. I have taken it upon myself to explain in layman’s terms some symptoms of fibro and why they tie in the way that they do. This blog is my own chronical of my struggles with chronic illness and the path that I must navigate to achieve control over it instead of the other way around.
I hope that you enjoy what you read here and that you find it useful whether you are a resident of hawaii or a visitor on vacation. You will find a variety of activities at all fitness levels and abilities. I focus on free, outdoor and low cost adventures but I will include my other adventures as I experience them as well.