As a special ode to all the wonderful fathers who love the outdoors, this week’s #ATQA Adventure Travel chat was a special “Father’s Day” edition. I won’t even try to deny that I got totally teary-eyed while crafting the recap; there are some truly touching tweets that were shared during the chat.
I was unable to perform my usual co-hosting duties as I was stuck at an airport awaiting a plane during the chat, but the wonderful David Croyle did an excellent job as guest co-host. Shoot, he did it so well, I may even be out of a job. Check out the tweets:
Q1: What’s your favorite outdoor memory with your dad?
@the4x4podcast: “A2: Actually, skiing while in Korea was fun! No wait, geocaching! ARGH! THERE’S TOO MANY GREAT MEMORIES!”
@the4x4podcast: “A6: Teaching tread lightly principles is important. Also learning what your body can actually accomplish is amazing! #ATQA”
Q7: How do you accommodate different abilities of kids and adults on the same trip?
Q8: How did your parents influence your love of outdoors & adventure?
Looking back on this week’s chat made me think of my own fantastic father. He took me out to explore Yosemite while I was a grumpy teenager, and forced our family to embark on road trips even though I thought it was lame (seriously, teenagers suck – what was I thinking?!). All my best camping cookware was originally his, and my favorite sunglasses were first sported on his handsome head. I’m proud to be his daughter, and can’t wait to see what adventures we’ll head out on together next.