Thursday, April 19, 2012
This and that today -- Things in a Row -- Two Questions --
We went to the park and to swing, do the slides, ride the go-around, and climb the bars. This pretty flower bed was at the entrance to the playground part of the park.
When we came back home the good fairy had lined up all these toys in a row. Sorry I don't have a 'before' picture. Of course our two-and-a-half-year-old loved the order made.
The next day we visited nearby Regent's Park and coming out had a photo shop in front of these pretty flowers, all in a circular row.
We stayed near the Eiffel Tower and our hotel was right around the corner of the picture on the right. This is a legitimate because of the second one showing the rows of shops, apartments, and the hotels.
We left early Saturday morning and returned late Sunday evening.
All went well, Karen finished the run and got her ribbon. Next on her list may be the NYC Marathon. She did that one before in 2003.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week you told me about your views and experiences with fences. We did discuss the hemming in of pets, keeping them from roaming, especially at night.My Two Questions for this week:
.1. Do you like to play with the young ones? And if so, what is your favorite activity with them?
My kids and grandkids all got plenty of playing with me as a participant. At early ages it was parks, board games, and sports. As we all aged things pretty well settled down to board games and sports with me as a spectator. Either they were playing or we all went to a game.
Where we live in a retirement community there aren't too many parks. We do have a nice one with picnic tables and playground machines like swings and slides, etc. Walking or cycling on the golf course is frowned on, even in the mornings and evenings before and after golf.
2. The parks around here are all full of homeless folks anymore so you rarely see kids. We go to our marina for quiet.
3. We were raised on a farm and during my growing up years I remember one trip to the ocean. That was it, the rest of the time it was work.
Have a terrific day and a fabulous time on your vacation. :)
2) We have a lot of parks, and they are all still open. the libraries are not avialable like they used to be. Budgets had forced them to close down a few days a week.
When my children were younger we spent a lot of days at the Bronx Zoo. They loved watching the animals. One of our local parks, where we would feed the ducks has requested that we no longer feed them. My sister and I spent summers on our grandparents dairy farms and would play with the cows and ride the tractor with grandpa.
I only have one stepdaughter and she is in college now so no small children around. When she was young we spent lots of time at the local parks.
Our little city has several parks with a variety of activities. My favorite one has an aviary, playground, rose garden and lots of walking trails. There is also a pond with lots of ducks and geese.
One of my earliest memories is 'driving' the tractor while sitting on my dad's lap.
We do have a local park and it usually is full with families on beautiful days. When our children were small, we bought them a lovely swing set so we wouldn't have to go to the park to play on the equipment. It still is a good place to take walks and like you said to feed the ducks.
I don't have memories of my parents playing with me, but I'm certain they did. I do recall daddy taking me to store and buying penny candy for me. The clerk always put mine in a small brown bag for me to carry. That made me feel so special. Penny candy today is dime candy or close to it, anyhow. :(
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your fun abroad with your family!!
2) We have 2 beautiful playground within driving distant, but no water body around.
1) Kids are grown and no grandkids, but I do love to play with the grand dogs!
2) We have a lot of parks around here! Living in a 5th wheel--we usually live IN a park! :)
Wonderful photos of Paris and the Eiffel Tower...
We have a few good parks around here to take the kids. It's best in the daytime I think.
I didn't grow up with my family.
Enjoy your week!
P.s glad you enjoyed the time in London!
until next time... nel
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