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A slice of nature

Today, we found a slice of nature within blocks of our house. Well, actually, Scott has been taking the boys there for some time and I had no clue. I always wondered why it took them 2 hours to go to the store :) There is a big park across from our neighborhood, and at the very back of it is a nice pond, with ducks and fish. There is even a small fishing pier. All you can get are these perch about 6 inches long, but kids don't know that. Scott promised the boys that for their birthday, he would take them fishing.

This morning, we got up and went out to lunch. Lunch was followed by a Wally-World run for fishing rods and bait. We took the kids over to the park and went out on the pier to teach them how to fish. Michael really liked fishing, but Matthew wasn't that into it. We caught about 4 perch, and released them right back. Then we let them run around and climb on the dirt hills. It's beautiful over there, and I think the kids had a great time.

I remember growing up, my friends and I used to spend a lot of time running around up on the mountain, and exploring the creed ('crick') that ran right behind my house. I'm so glad there is a place where I can take the kids for them to experience that.



Video of Michael fishing











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babymine
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
That looks like so much fun. When I was a kid I loved fishing. Now I just dont have the time. When the twins get older I hope to be able to take them on long walks and let them run around. I wish we had someplace like you do to allow them to run and play.
trshtwns01
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
Just look around. I never knew and never would have imagined this was right near us! I had even been over there before and knew the pond was there, but it's in the middle of a bunch of soccer fields. They are building a YMCA right next to it, for goodness sakes. I thought it was just a water feature they put in to look good. I wouldn't have thought you could FISH there. Nothing there you would want to take home, but it's the experience that matters.
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trshtwns01
Apr. 18th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
They couldn't be more different, so their clothes usually reflect that. They do, occasionally, dress alike. Michael likes blue, race cars, outer space, rocket ships, and his clothes reflect that. Matthew likes red, dinosaurs, animals, and his clothes are usually along those lines.

Honestly, it's whatever they choose or what comes out first from the clean pile *laugh*
genebob
Apr. 18th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Connemara
suggest wandering over to the Connemara Meadow sometime. It's just down the street from you, but .. well-marked it ain't. I went there with Tori once (Beta's predecessor) and again to see an open-air art project (sadly, I've heard they no longer do those).

Heck, I should mosey up there again, to see if the "crawdad lodges" are still in the swampy area.
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