One of my favorite moments in the day is when I am out walking with the sweetest dog in the world,Rose. I also believe it is one of Rose’s favorite times of the day too! We explore new trails in our parklands on and off the beaten path. Most of us all know this, but being in nature taking in the natural surroundings changes your mood and your entire day leaving you feeling restored with improved outlook and mental performance. Of course three days is great, but even 15 minutes is good. Green space is all around us. Taking in the ocean, the redwoods, the meadows, the wildflowers, the whale spouts, and the littlest of creatures in the tide pools is a gift. How about camping in one of our local campgrounds for a short adventure! I used to take my boys camping at the Anchor Bay Campgroundfor an overnight. It meant everything to us. The Nature Conservancy surveys found only 10 percent of American teens spend time outside every day. Our community might have better stats but I don’t often see our local teens out and about on the trails. Friends, it pays off in so many ways to get your family and pets outside. See you out on the trails.