Get outside, enjoy and clean up

The weather is great, so get outside and enjoy it. Hopefully this weather will encourage us to return to our roots. Who remembers doing activities without the aid of electronics or it being the latest rage? The blue skies and mild temperatures give us a chance to enjoy the outdoors. The Outlook wants to encourage […]

The weather is great, so get outside and enjoy it.

Hopefully this weather will encourage us to return to our roots. Who remembers doing activities without the aid of electronics or it being the latest rage?

The blue skies and mild temperatures give us a chance to enjoy the outdoors. The Outlook wants to encourage you to take advantage of it. Look around; there is plenty to do from Lake Martin and Wind Creek State Park to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. Plenty of opportunities abound for us to enjoy time in the outdoors.

We can camp at the park, and there is the backyard, too.

We can hike one or some of the many trails in the area. The Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association has a number of trails of varying difficultly allowing us to see the outdoors.

While you are out and about hiking, take along a bag and pick up some litter. Almost all of us have dropped something on the ground even unintentionally so lets pickup.

Another way to get outside is on our patios and decks. We can cook out with our friends and neighbors. When was the last time you saw them in person? Invite some people over and crank up the grill

It’s spring break for some of us. It is the perfect chance to get children young and old out of the house away from those pesky electronics. So unplug, have a conversation in person and not by text with that someone next door to you. Do you remember what their voice sounds like? Stop and see what your neighbors are doing.

Hopefully the weather will encourage a trend of being neighborly and taking care of what we have under our noses.