With all the sickness we have had as of late, we have spent a lot of time in the house. We all get a bit crazy when this happens. So Sean and I have decided to try and take one day of each weekend to go somewhere with the kids. Get out of the house, get away from the fighting over toys, or who gets to wash their hands first (we have two bathrooms.. this really shouldn’t be an issue but it is). It also gets us away from the distraction of all the things that need to be done (i.e. chores…). It lets us breathe a bit.
Now we have no extra money, we are limited to free. Luckily for us we live close to a small national park and live in a country where you don’t need to go far to find some small patch of forest, beach or some sort of Viking grave area.
This past weekend we decided to take the kids to a stone age burial site in Tustrup (close to Vivild for those in the know) which is only about 10 or 15 minutes away from Allingåbro. Sean and I visited this place when we first moved to Denmark, but that was 9 years ago. The area has some dolmens (a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb), which you can see Julius standing on in the picture above and something called a Passage grave or cult house as it is called in this place. It also happens to be Denmarks largest, and it pretty cool. You can go inside. As you can see from the picture below, it is pretty big.I think the best part of this place is that the kids have the freedom to just run and explore.
Even Sophie decided to get down from the stroller and explore a bit. After exploring the different graves, we went down a path that goes off to one side that takes you through a little wooded area.
What was nice about this, is that it loops back to the parking lot, and you have two (maybe tree choices) of taking a shorter loop or a longer loop. We did the shorter, it was a bit cold that day and the wind was picking up. But it is a lovely walk, and this is where the kids had the most fun. The trees here are awesome for climbing:
The kids where up in every tree they could find and manage. They had such a great time here that they were begging up to promise to come back another time in the summer so that they could just play in the trees. And you know what.. we probably will. I think we will pack up a picnic and just hang out in the shade of one of the trees and just let the kids explore and play here. Another thing that I liked about this place was that the path, even though grass, was stroller friendly.
Sophie was still not 100% better from the flu, but really enjoyed just hanging out in the stroller and being with us outside. We have been going on walks (by her demand) every day that she was home sick over the last week, so I think this walk was much more interesting than those just here in town.
This was just a short outing, but we had such a good time. This weekend we are planning another outing in the local area as well and I think both Sean and I are looking forward to it. We have a 5 day long weekend here over Easter, and the kids are already bored and fighting constantly with each other.