The Osprey Brand Team, a group of 10 ambassadors reporting from the field at consumer outdoor events across the country as well as reporting on adventures in their own neck of the woods, checks in with our very pregnant (9 months along!) brand team’r Missy Prodoehl. Ditching the diaper bag for her Osprey React pack, Missy has been getting out with her 2 1/2 year-old Norah to some fun east coast beach spots…
I have reached my 9th month of pregnancy. I guess thankfully it has stayed pretty cool here in the northeast and we haven’t experienced much of the thick humidity. But we have seen many inches of rain. It has really set everyone’s gardens back, hay fields unmowed, tomato plants droopy, and poopy attitudes on the weather. I think it is finally passing now that I’ve reached my 38th week in pregnancy.
We were able to sneak out for some fun outings in between rain storms and my trusty Osprey React sticks with me wherever I go. Whether it’s to the Library with miss 2 ½ old Norah or to the beach. It has carried me through many trails and tribulations. I am able to have on hand water bottles, extra clothes for a potty training kid, my wallet etc. and snacks as always.
A couple fun trips we’ve hit up are Sumner Falls in Hartland, VT. Check em’ out on trails.com. A popular hang out on the Connecticut river to drop in for a lazy kayak or it gives some sweet rapids for some practice with white water kayakers. About ¼ mile long to run it or challenge yourself to work up the rapid working your skills. One of our buddy’s brought his long board as well for some fun balance work in the lower rapids. As the kids were loving skipping rocks in the river, the rest of us enjoyed the water and picnic lunch.
Another favorite summer walk I like to hit up is the Spit in Scituate the south shore of MA. It’s an isolated beach that presents in the low tides where the north and south river and the ocean meet. It is mainly a hot spot for boaters and kayakers but on the scituate side there is a private trail you can take during low tides. This place is a true treat with gorgeous sand and hermit crab haven for the little ones to chase down. Many little tide pools form and the water warms up nice to sit and soak. Where the ocean meets in the channel, forms some sweet breaks for the local surfers. I think my Osprey still has some beauty finds of sea shells and rocks scored by my miss Norah!
I hope you all are having a sweet summer. The next 10 days I’m due to be delivering our second child. We look forward to this fall to hitting the trails again “without” my enormous belly and I’ll be able to strap baby right to me and head out with miss Norah trekking along. Hopefully the rain has gotten it all out of it’s system, it certainly has been the rain forest around here!! I’ll keep you posted. Cheers.
For more information check out Missy’s bio page here.