Take Mom Outdoors on May 8th
That’s right. Mom’s big day is upon us. Plan now if you haven’t already. Here’s help.

•Take mom on a hike. Our state parks and reservoirs offer more than 600 miles of trails.

•Give mom a DNR Camping Gift Card. Purchase it at state parks and reservoirs offices or call 1-866-622-6746.

•Take mom to lunch at one of our seven State Park Inns.

•Buy mom a gate pass which is good for all year (January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. If she is a senior citizen then the cost is only $18 for a *Golden Hoosier Passport which will allow your mother AND your father both free access to the park and campgrounds.

•Take mom on a campout and you do all the work (set up the tent, cook the meals, do the clean up, etc.) (This is also the time to cut down on the dishwashing work involved by using paper plates, paper bowls, paper cups and keeping the meals simple but delicious.)

•Buy a gift at the park Tradin’ Post (T-shirts are always good as are carved walking sticks) and take a picture of her with it as a memento in her scrapbook, and don’t forget to take plenty of pictures.

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Ray McCune

He has lived in Waynedale for over 45 years. He has taken to his lifelong dream of being a full time Outdoor Freelance Writer and author. Ray has authored one book and has written Kampfire Kookin' as well as other outdoors articles for the newspaper. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer