urbanMamas new year's day hike?
I was perusing the many active annual events with which Portlanders ring in the New Year -- I myself have participated in the very fun and surreal First Run -- and mentally checking them off my list of possibilities. The First Run is too late (at midnight New Year's Day), too much bundling and bussing with two young (and not always perfectly-behaved) boys. There's a First Day of the Year Ride sponsored by the BTA, from noon to 3 p.m. on New Year's Day. It's a nice idea but I'd rather do something in which the boys can actively participate -- we're not tagalong-ing yet, so they'd just be sitting in the trailer.
Since I'm always one for cockamamie ideas, and also, I like to save my pennies, I thought, why not make something of our own? What about an urbanMamas New Year's City Hike? It would be a lovely, active and easy-going way to start off a brand-new year -- and kids could participate in strollers, backpacks or on their own two feet.
If you'd like to join in, please let me know in the comments, and give me any feedback -- where might you like to go? Should we do a neighborhood tour and stop at some highlights, coffee shops and cute little parks (and rotate, different neighborhoods for each new year)? Should we hit some urban pedestrian pathways, like the Eastside Esplanade? How far would you like to hike? I'll post a meeting spot here sometime before Sunday.