Last Friday was REI’s #OptOutside push – they closed all their stores for Black Friday, and paid their employees to get outside instead. They encouraged others to spend the day in nature instead of shopping. Not that we’re a shopping family at all, but how could we not #OptOutside too! I took my kids (my wife had to work, unfortunatley) to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood, just 15 minutes south of Portland. It was cold, but beautiful out. We saw four deer, a couple of salamanders, and thousands of geese flying in and out of the water at the refuge, as well as scores of other families out getting some fresh air. Enjoy the photos!