Skip to main content

Pre-Spring Break Day at the Parks

Unfortunately Michael’s team didn’t fare so well in their baseball tournament today, but that left us some time for a quick hike and a trip to “The Big Red Playground”.
We ventured over to Price Park near our home, which we’d never been too.  It’s a relatively new park that’s basically a few small hiking trails.  It has a couple nice places to sit on benches in the shade and what appear to be many decent fishing holes.  We’ll have to go back with our poles next time.
DSC_0311DSC_0312
As you can probably tell, Henry had to play a bit of catch up since his little legs don’t move quite as fast as they needed to.
The longest trail was almost a mile long, but it was too muddy to walk completely, so we cut the hike short and headed to Lost Mountain Park and one of the kids’ favorite playgrounds.  I think it’s Oscar that named it The Big Red Playground oh so many years ago.  Inevitably a game of tag breaks out and fortunately there were no bones broken.
DSC_0314DSC_0319
DSC_0317
DSC_0318DSC_0321
DSC_0324
DSC_0325DSC_0330
DSC_0331
DSC_0332DSC_0327
DSC_0333
DSC_0335-001
DSC_0339
Now the kids are off to Florida with Beth for a few days, but they have no idea where.  I can’t wait for all of the reports from Orlando.
P.S. For those wondering, I don’t favor Henry over any of the other kids.  He gets the most pictures because I have to follow him around the most.  I can’t have him hanging off the monkey bars without supervision.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Fort William Marathon: The Best Kept Secret in Racing

Earlier this year I had been training hard for the Limassol Marathon, through ice and sleet and snow, only to have what I considered a disappointing race. I struggled to recover mentally, but I knew I had another race on the horizon...the Fort William Marathon. This event was my first marathon back in July 2015, shortly after the family made the move to London. The main difference this time, though, was that we're three kids lighter with Michael and the twins all back in the US for some time with their friends.

I hadn't thought much about running this race again until Chris, the race organizer, reached out to me to offer me a complimentary spot. This was incredibly generous and given how much I liked the race the first time, there was no way I was going to refuse. Granted, Chris made this offer well before the race in Cyprus.

The posts-Limassol blues stuck around for much longer than I'd expected. I was really down on myself, questioning why I put in the effort and the tr…

A 103 Minute Gelato Tour of London

My friend Eva got into town yesterday and I happened to mention a few weeks ago about the amazing gelato tour that Beth and I did back in September 2016. Now, if you know Eva, she's a massive fan of gelato, and she's vegan, and each of the stops on the gelato tour had vegan flavors. And she can eat...A LOT!

Since I didn't have a whole lot to do at work yesterday, we decided to make our own little gelato tour, hitting my three favorite stops from the five stop tour Beth and I did.

We took the bus from St. Paul's to Savoy and began to walk to our first stop. Wait, what's that in bright orange up on the right? OMG! It's a big groups of Reese's employees giving out free peanut butter eggs! I so wanted one of their jackets and hats, but settled for a silly picture.


One we went to our first stop, Gelatorino in Covent Garden. This was the last stop on the tour Beth and it's authentically Italian. It remind me so much of all of the gelatorias we went to in Tus…

Race Recap: London Winter Run

Back in August when we signed up for the London Winter Run 10K, it was sunny and warm. Perhaps the race organizers do this intentionally so that people don't think about how freaking cold it can get in the depths of winter in London. Between the winds and the temps, it was a pretty brutal morning for a race with temps around 37ºF / 3ºC and winds at a gusty 12mph. However, in central London anywhere near River Thames, the winds are often much higher and race day was no exception.

The route through central London is likely what attracted 16,449 runners.


The race begins at Trafalgar Square, famous for often being the center of political demonstrations and anti-war protests.


The route heads east past the Savoy Hotel and London School of Economics, out to the Bank of England before circling back past St. Paul's Cathedral.


From there, the route heads back west to the finish, passing the London Stock Exchange and Somerset House. In the last, downhill straightaway, we passed Horse Gu…