Daddy Destinations

The Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.  –Psalm 24:1

My wife recently attended a two-day blogging conference.  While at the conference, I spent the days with the children.

Our family has long had a tradition of Daddy Destinations.  A Daddy Destination is a trip to some unannounced place that I have chosen.  These trips are usually a surprise.

On a Friday afternoon, I gathered some items together and put them in the back of the van.  A tablecloth, several bottles of water, paper plates, plastic cups, and forks.  I gathered the children together and told them that we were going to get some supper.

After a stop at the KFC drive-thru for dinner, we drove to a park. This park is a peaceful tract of wilderness just ten minutes from home.  We set a picnic table, and the adventure began…

I’m at Passionate Purposeful Parenting, sharing our latest Daddy Destination.

*Read how this tradition began with my Dad

About Hodgepodgedad

Steve keeps busy with five children and a job in information security. He also has a second job as principal of the Hodgepodge homeschool.


  1. Oh, I love it! My daughter and my husband have “Daddy Days,” very similar! Today is one, in fact. They went to a park very much like yours, took a walk and sent me a picture of themselves lakeside. I work from home, so these days help me get stuff done and help my daughter get to see more of Dad, who works outside the home in a pretty time-demanding job! You are an awesome dad – just like my husband. :)

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