One of our family goals for 2011 is to explore 52 parks in our area. There are close to 100 in our county so this should be a fun exploration. The idea is to see a different park every week. Due to the weather and illness, we only explored two parks in January. I am sure we will catch up in the coming weeks.
We went for a snowy walk at our local botanical garden. This is a favorite place of ours. We had never seen it snow covered and loved the peaceful quiet in the heart of the city. It was a familiar but very beautiful walk. We saw many birds and a chipmunk who did not let me take his picture.
What a difference two weeks makes! The weather was balmy for our second park day. We explored a park that was about 20 miles from our home. It had muddy nature trails between several playgrounds. A perfect park for our family. Timothy (our oldest son) was satisfied with the swampy nature experience, and the kids were delighted with the different playgrounds. Mom and Dad were relieved to feel the sun on our faces without a biting wind.
I love the saying ~ Never leave a child indoors. Happy exploring.