With all the wind and rain lately the canopy of trees in Columbia Park have lost a lot of branches. While getting some play time in with family, the boys and I collected some of the bigger branches and made a fort between the picnic benches. I carried the big branches over and set them up while the boys collected handfuls of smaller branches to make the roof. We cleared some of the hanging branches as best we could and had our selves a little shelter. Not sure it would have kept us dry in a storm but it made for a creative and active task on the cold afternoon. This year I am going to try to get the boys out and about to see some of the many outdoor adventure spots in the area. We live in beautiful city with plenty trails, creeks, rivers, and forests to explore and we want to get out and see more in 2012. Not exactly a resolution but an area we want to focus on. Whether you have a shelter or your dream house, check out local refinance rates and save money.