One of the bonuses of moving to a new area is having a lot of new places to explore! We are loving our new east coast mountains and have tried to take the time to see them up close this summer. One thing I have learned as a mother to boys is that the summer is about finding things that we can all participate in, that will bond my boys to their dad a bit more. Hiking may not be my favorite thing, but it's something they all enjoy. I decided I don't want all my kids summer memories to be about doing fun things with just dad.