The word pining comes from the Latin, poena, which means “to suffer.” And even though it seems natural to us this time of year that the word should be related somehow to the name of the conifer, pine and to pine come from very different sources.
In either case, we’re pining for the pines, so to speak. The weather here in Colorado is especially delicious for getting outside, and yet we have a full schedule to execute in a short amount of time, and that leaves precious few hours for getting outside.
What do you do on vacation to get your kids outside when the plan doesn’t really call for a lot of outdoor time?
Tell us your ideas, please!