We love to take walks. We walk with the single stroller, double stroller, in the wagon, or on our feet. Some road construction this summer has compromised our normal walk route and I got a little tired of navigating around the mess.
So, I tried to find some new, creative places for us to get out on walks. You can read about them this week in my miniseries, "A week of walks". (ooo... that sounds fancy!)
We live near a children's home that works mainly with adolescents in rehabilitation. On their grounds is a nice little garden. They have a huge vegetable plot and the rest is just a place to walk and rest.
This little garden earned the nickname "Candyland Garden" when we were walking along the winding path one day and Mini Me remarked that it is a curvy path like in Candyland. The name stuck (I bet you thought Candyland Garden would be really fancy and colorful. Well, it's most certainly not). Can you see a bit of the curvy part of the path by the arrow in the photo?
We usually just make the walk to Candyland Garden, walk around it, and walk back home. Sometimes we stay and goof around. Mini Me and Little Lady both like running along the path - him on foot and her zooming in the stroller as I run.
Mini Me sometimes says, "Let me push my sister" and then I get to take more photos:
Recently we have run into some obstacles at Candyland Garden. The bugs are terrible this year and I am a big bug weenie. I hate the flying grasshoppers, the Japanese beetles, the gigantic dragon flies, and I just know one of those cicadas that sing all.day.long in the trees is going to jump on my head. On the trip to Candyland Garden that I took these photos, the kids saw me do lots of funny dances and shakes to get those bugs away from me. I think that's the real reason Little Lady is laughing in that photo above.
We also see geese at Candyland Garden sometimes.
Do you know what geese mean? Goose poop all over the path. At least it was hilarious to Mini Me when I told him to dodge the poop and not step in it.
And I again find myself thoroughly enjoying how such a simple, ten minute excursion can bring such joy to my children - and me.
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