HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #9: Taking Advantage of the Great Outdoors
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So this week’s Summer Challenge is all about taking advantage of our local parks, rivers, lakes etc. Living in Boise, Idaho, we are blessed to be surrounded by some amazing country! In fact, there is a beautiful river (called the Boise River) that runs right through the city and provides a great summer activity – tubing and rafting!
My hubby and I took our 2 oldest kiddos, Ayden and Nicholas, out for a rafting trip this past week. We had a great time as the 6-mile trip down the river is extremely calm aside from 3 small diversion dams that create some fun rapids. Since we went during the middle of the week, we pretty much had the river all to ourselves. And the 2 hour trip was the perfect excursion – we got out of the house, cooled down in the water, and had some quality family time.
And the best part, there is no fee to use the river aside from the parking lot fee; however, my sister lives fairly close to the launch site so we were able to park at her house for free. And if you can borrow a raft/tube from a friend or neighbor, then you should eliminate all the extra costs.
Do you take advantage of your local waterways?! What sort of outdoor water-based activities does your city offer?!
HIP’s Summer Challenge
Every Monday throughout this summer, I will be publishing a Weekly Post centered around different activities that I have personally done with my 3 kiddos (ages 6, 8, and 11) for around $10 or less. You can check out previous Summer Challenge posts here:
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #8: Free Dance Class
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #7: Swimming at the City Pool
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #6: Homemade Bubbles
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #5: Homemade Slip N’ Slide
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #4: FREE Movie Night at the Local Park
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #3: Picking Strawberries at Local Idaho Farm
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #2: Making Monsters University Scarers
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #1: Bowling for Free[/h2s_box]