One of our goals in showing our kids the world is also teaching them a healthy respect for not only the citizens of the world but for the Earth itself. With a 5 year old who would rather be digging in the dirt more than anything, looking for animals and nature, this isn’t a difficult task. Oceans, mountains, deserts, they all are fascinating to him and he would enjoy a trip that encompasses any and all of those things as much as, if not more than, a trip to somewhere like Disney. Our two year old enjoys whatever her big brother does!
So on this Earth Day we talked a lot this morning about one of our favorite trips, to Yellowstone. This National Park is amazing, full of wildlife and gorgeous scenery and all the Earth a young boy could ever want.
We visited in early September, and made our base camp Teton Village, which I think most people would think of as Jackson Hole. We rented a house and spent our days driving to Yellowstone (with one full day driving through the park to Montana and a night there, and then the next day driving back), and also spending time at the Grand Tetons and Jenny Lake. It was an absolutely magical place to take children, and I hope we can take both kids back some day. When I revisit these photos I can’t help but think what a wonderful world we live in, isn’t it?
How do you teach your kids about Earth Day? Where you have you been that is “Earthy”?