A Weekend Adventure with Dad

Author: Alecia Pirulis

water and sunset

My husband wants to go camping this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day. He enjoys hiking, grilling out, and boating, so even though it will be a very short trip, we will probably end up in the North Georgia mountains somewhere, cruising on a lake and tackling a nature trail or two. This is fine by me; I was able to do what I wanted on Mother’s Day (although my wishes are usually a lunch out, a shopping spree, and a pedicure), so I’m all for setting up camp and enjoying the great outdoors.

This is a great weekend to let the dads in your life lead the way – you may end up enjoying not only the quality time, but the adventure. The dare-devil dad may enjoy spending some time at a nearby theme park with a thrill-packed roller-coaster. Or, perhaps nothing would please him more than a quiet afternoon of fishing.

Golfing is the passion of many dads, so suggest spending the day at the golf course. Even if you’ve never golfed before, now is a great time to learn – and you may discover that you enjoy this relaxing sport.

Speaking of sports, make a weekend trip to a sports museum. From baseball to volleyball and every sport in between, you’ll find a museum dedicated to dad’s favorite sport.

If all else fails, a night out at the movies – popcorn, Milk Duds, and car chases, what could be better? – is sure to please. Just be sure to let him choose the movie.

Instead of just giving a gift this year, take some time and do something with your dad (or husband). The memories you’ll create will be worth baiting a hook, walking the back nine, or sitting through an hour of explosions on the big screen.