Carefree = walking in a brook.
During summers at my grandparents Brookside Farm, I spent a lot of time walking, swimming and having fun in that brook.
The first time I suggested to my grandchildren that we should try a walk in a brook, they looked at me like I needed serious help. But once we had successfully entered the tree canopy and the ice-cold water, they were hooked.
Now, the first thing they want to do when we camp near a brook is to plan an adventure.
There are so many wonderful things to observe and talk about – different trees, how the water runs, interesting rocks, tadpoles, dragonflies, wild flowers, mushrooms, and wild berries.
My granddaughter and I concede that ‘little brother’ is by far the first in, fastest, and first out, and he takes that responsibility quite seriously.
In today’s environment of inside electronic activities, it is fun to move a little beyond that comfort zone and have some simple fun enjoying the gifts and challenges that Mother Nature provides us.
For us, a day outside camping and walking in the brook always beats a day inside. 🙂