Today’s adventure is in three steps:
1. Today: Scout out a nice spot to see the sunrise.
2. Tonight: Before you go to sleep, set your alarm clock extra early.
3. Tomorrow morning: Get to your spot before the sun does.
Watch the sun rise.
Where did you choose to go? What colors do you see? If this was a familiar place, was it different than usual? In what way? If it was new, what did you love about it? Why did you choose it?
Day 17 – Tuesday, January 17
Can you identify the trees? Which ones still have leaves on them? What’s growing on the ground? Are the nests in any of the trees?
For the first time in 2 weeks, I didn’t do any trail running on the weekend, and so I don’t didn’t hit any trails.
Day 18 – Wednesday, January 18
Throw away the directions
Bonus: Park when the feeling is right and go explore on foot.
There was no time to do this today, and I’d have to drive a bit before getting someplace that I’d never explored and where I wouldn’t think that my safety was an issue. But, as an honorable mention, my brother and I did drive around Newark, New Jersey, one time sans map and Smartphone, hit a detour, thought we were lost, and miraculously found the interstate that we wanted. In a residential neighborhood. Of course.
Day 19 – Thursday, January 19
More than a trillion choices
Choose your favorite color for the day and head outside to take note of all the places and ways it shows up in your world. What are the different shades? Where do they appear? Be sure to look up, down and under. Take a picture of your favorite.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take at least five pictures of your color and share them with others.
Day 20 – Friday, January 20
Get your blood flowing
What sport have you always wondered what it might be like to try? What are you waiting for? Go try it!
Day 21 – Saturday, January 21
Wish upon a star
If you’re in the city (or it’s too cloudy) and you can’t see the night sky, see how many constellations you can name. Grab a constellation book (or consult the Internet) to learn more.
Ah, urban living + cloudy skies = no constellations. I know that the only ones I can identify are the Big and Little Dippers, and Orion.
Day 22 – Sunday, January 22
Get out the play
All work and no play make Stephanie a dull girl.
Actually, today was a crazy raw day: there were a few flakes in the morning, but otherwise it was freezing drizzle. All. Day. Long. Subpar outdoor play conditions. I’m taking a raincheck on this one.
I’m blogging weekly recaps of my 31 Days of Adventure on Mondays, but if you can’t wait until next Monday, I’m tweeting my daily adventures at @usuallystephani with the hashtag #31adventures.
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