Climbing Mt. Garfield With My Brother (& Losing My Toenails…)

Towards the end of May I had talked about getting to climb Mt. Garfield with my little brother. The opportunity for a hike of this kind, and some true child-free adventuring, does not happen often these days, for either one of us. It would be my first time, and my brother's second, summiting Mt. Garfield. We were both looking forward to some adult-sibling-bonding time, spent in the Great Outdoors. Getting Paid to Hike?! So get a load of this: I got paid $500 to hike that day! A few weeks prior, I stumbled across an outdoor blog post describing how Grape Nuts was looking for 60 people who were interested in getting paid to climb a mountain, as part of their Summit Sampler campaign. Sponsored to play outside? Where do I sign up for this again? Turns out Sir Edmund Hillary had munched on Grape Nuts during his historical "first person confirmed to have reached the summit of Mt. Everest" climb, 60 years ago. To celebrate, Grape Nuts decided to have some hikers hit the trail.  … [Read more...]

Toddler Talk: Crazy Climber

Welcome to Toddler Talk! Toddler Talk was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; you are invited to link up, and share your weekly Toddler Talk!! I decided to link up this week and post about what is currently the most relevant topic (and challenge) in our household featuring a toddler:  Climbing!  On absolutely everything! … [Read more...]