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Got Marlyn and our kids out for a walk this morning. These images shows why I love doing that.

@stigatle I would love to do that and I just love walking and hiking in general. The problem is my kids don't, and me having to listen to whining the entire time pretty much sucks the joy out of it for me too.

@mike amusingly we’re doing a trail run (walk) with our kids in April, be interesting to see how much they complain...
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The 6km one though.

Awesome pics @stigatle.

@mike @stigatle they’re 9 (twins), currently they come mountain biking on shorter trails with me.

They say they’re keen for the trail run but I know they’ll complain 😆
Last one just my wife and I did was drizzling and it was still pretty cool.

@mike I've gone through that too. But what helps is to tell them in advance, then day before or earlier. I bring snacks ('healthy' biscuits) (lots of it) and water bottles, then when we are out I try to find things for them to do while walking, for example teach them how to see the trail markings, then we see who can see the next ones first and so on. Whining will always be there, but it helps a lot. And they will be greatfull later on when they grow up and think about the nice trips they had.

@stigatle yeah that's true, often it's not realised how great you had it until later in life. I still have a few moments where I think back like that.

@mike

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