One of those things was to visit historical sites. Along my favorite route there is a Civil War Prison Camp. Only recently (maybe the last 10 years) has it been developed, so now there is a kiosk with historical information, a small log cabin and a walking path. It is less than 15 miles from my home, but I haven't ever taken the kids to see it.
Driving home from town one day, I just pulled in the parking area and we hopped out. There never seems to be a perfect time to go, but we went anyway. We read the information at the main kiosk and explored the little cabin. We only stayed for about 15 minutes but now I know we will go back and walk the whole trail.
That fifteen minute experience reminded me of how much I and the kids enjoy history in the form of museums, displays, and parks. It reminded the older kids that we haven't visited places like that in a few years. After FRitW was born we did quite a bit of exploring around our state. But by the time MT was born, Dad wasn't traveling for work as much and we began to stay home more. I wasn't quite ready to venture out as much with four children (-two in diapers). But my little guys are growing up. No more diapers and everyone can walk - so look out 2011! Our family will be out and about again!
So what about your family? Have you explored the history near you?