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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.
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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.
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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.

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