I think this idea was started by REI, which decided to close their stores on Friday and urged their employees to do something outside instead. Regardless of its origin, it was a good idea. Not that I need any urging to opt outside (well, maybe when I lived in Fairbanks and it was -40F I did).
On Black Friday I met my friend B. at a local trailhead. It was about 20 degrees and a light layer of snow covered the ground. Her two fluffy dogs raced around, excited. We walked and talked and then had lunch. It was low key, but opting outside doesn't have to be an epic adventure every time. It can be just a simple walk with a friend, catching up.
|I didn't take any pictures, but this was the trail a couple years ago, on a walk with the same friend and dogs. More snow then.|
We shouldn't have hashtags and stores reminding us to go outside. Let's just go!