There are fewer joys greater in life than listening to your kids giggle hysterically as they zip up their sleeping bags for the first night in a tent or seeing the look on their face when they complete their first big hike. They don’t remember all the fish they didn’t catch, but they do remember the first fish they did (and over the years that first fish grows in size substantially as the story is retold). At the core of our mission at Outside Walla Walla is providing ideas to get your family into nature. There are plenty of spots to throw a blanket down for a picnic, enjoy the view, and let your little explorers wander. Grab a few guide books and see how many wildflowers the family can identify in an afternoon stroll. Rent a kayak or two and head to Jubilee Lake or test your family’s adrenaline threshold and go rafting. No electronics or toys needed—all the day’s entertainment is out there.