note I also tried to stop and do something fun on the way home from most trips
If we ran the lower green, we'd stop in Saluda and get ice cream and walk around down town for a few minutes. At the Chattooga we'd hit humble pie and let them climb in the tree while waiting on our food, etc. Just a little something as a reward or to reinforce the fun part until they became older and wanted to go just for the sake of paddling.