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Off-Road Driving Explained, and Why It's Fun for The Family

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I'm not so naïve to think that others out there will agree with me that driving dirt roads is a lot of fun. Plenty of people find it meritless, no doubt, and I understand the criticisms. With the freedom of getting out there and away from the eye of authority, there's an absurd few who take advantage of the situation when "no one is looking." They'll abandon their unwanted furniture . . .

A Family Baja Adventure Trip in a VW Westfalia Bus

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Taking an adventure trip down Mexico's finest 1000-mile peninsula defined by dirt roads, expansive desert, empty beaches, Suess-like boojum trees, lobster burritos and friendly culture is my kind of trip. You knew that already if you've been here before. My last Baja trip with my tribe of girls was three years ago, and I'm ready for another. It was a year ago that I learned of Adam and Emily Harteau of the blog Our Open Road, a happy couple with a little heatbreaker named Colette; you might know 'em too. Two weeks ago The New York Times . . .

Recipe: Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

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Part of the fun of camp cooking is overwhelming your friends' taste buds with mind-blowing and exceptionally good food and hearing them go, "Oh. Mmmmph. Uggggggh. Ohhhhhh." Warm, steamy baked goods or just about anything brewed in a dutch oven are sure-fire winners. So why not do both at the same time?

The 3-Year-Old Who Does it All: Climbing, Skating, Bike Riding, and Surfing

Seriously, there is no shortage of Youtube videos of little kids surfing. Yet who could ever get tired of watching them? Check out little Triston Gailey who gets big stoke from staying active with his dad. This short video from Yahoo gives us the quick highlights of the grom rock climbing, surfing, skateboarding, bike riding and more.

The little dude shocked his father, Todd, one day on the surfboard. Triston asked to ride on his belly to give it a shot, so out on the water Todd gave him a little push on a ripple and to his surprise, Triston popped up onto his feet to ride the wave.

Not surprisingly, his dad Todd says that Triston excels quickly and is the "most coordinated three-year-old he's ever seen." But, he also admits, "I’ve had to teach a little bit of fear into him."

Here's a fun few minutes for you this morning.

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The Sunday Morning Chillax is here while you're enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet morning as your kids, hopefully, sleep in. No need to read, this is always a video; something to give you happy thoughts about mountains, fresh air, stoke, fun, or being outside. Enjoy. Relax. And, um, not guaranteed to be weekly — hey, you get what you pay for, but it's a dang good bargain.

The Story of How a Foster Dad and Daughter Hiked 52 Peaks Together

dan szczesny 001Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered the joys and tribulations of raising a baby into a bright young child and beyond.

But that's not the case for everybody. It certainly wasn't for Dan Szczesny who suddenly and without much warning became the caretaker for a pair of twin 9-year-olds . . .

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