free range kid: graeagle

Our family has crashed the annual vacation of the Weimer clan for the last three years. They have been going to the Feather River Resort in Graeagle California for the last 30 years. This year in particular I realized what a magical place Graeagle is.

Several months ago I discovered Lenore Skenazy's Free Range Kids and have since realized what a gift a little freedom is. While I am thrilled that we live in a family-friendly community that will allow my son to walk to school, the park, and the local market when he is a little older; being in Graeagle gave him infinitely more freedom to roam at the ripe old age of 2.5.

While mom & dad sat on the porch Big Guy could ride his bike, throw rocks in the creek, search for dandilions, golf, and hang with other kids. We knew there were other members of the clan sitting on their porches all around the camp. Instant community. We've realized what an important thing this is for a child. We'll be back again and again.

Riding the Rolli-Rider in the great outdoors.

PB&J on the porch.

World's biggest dandelion.

Porch dog.

Pastries inthe morning. Nothing says love like a ham and cheese croissant in the sun.


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