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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tour de Parks!


Special thanks to the Two Writing Teachers

Girl Goes on Playground Tour with Dad!

Made with the Pic Collage App via ipad!

Close your eyes (not yet) and imagine being at your favorite parks from when you were a child (now).  What do you see?  Picnic tables, slides, waterfalls, trees, sun and sand to mention a few?  

What Nattie saw...
  • a worn and weathered picnic table where she sat to eat her packed lunch at the park preschool 
  • a slippery slide newly placed where the old steel pole and metal sliding board once stood
  • a wooden trail down to the basin of the Gorge where only muddy trails once existed
  • a sand digger to sit on and manipulate where only a giant sandbox once was
  • a rock climber where only rusted swings once swayed
A day out with her dad...a tour of his favorite parks from childhood.  Lots of memories floating around. I could see from looking at the pictures and listening to her delight that Nat had an awesome time on the park tour with Kevin.  I know he felt happy about taking her to see the parks.

I didn't go on the tour but it made me think about my favorite parks.  One of them was just across the street from my elementary school.  I played many games there and even camped there for Girl Scouts.  I remember venturing on snipe hunts!  I loved running up and down the hills...chasing squirrels up the tall trees.  I remember cooking in the covered shelter and having picnics with my friends.  I remember hearing kids laughing and screaming breathless as they tagged each other.  A great place to enjoy nature's blessings.

What memories do you have of parks from your childhood?


5 comments:

  1. Amy, Park tours. I love this idea!! Jen Vincent (Teach Mentor Texts) is doing a park challenge, visiting a new park everyday and posting pics on instagram. When I was a kid, Nathan Bill was my park. Forest Park was the BIG park that was a treat...that one had a zoo and lots of playgrounds. I don't live near my hometown, but when I get back there, I'm going to visit some of these places. Thank you!!! LOVE this idea!

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  2. Love this, Amy. When I went back to Missouri to visit my brother, we drove by my old elementary, of course the playground is updated. I mostly remember the tall, tall swings and going so high I thought I might fly. It's so nice to hear that Nattie had fun with her dad!

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  3. Nattie has gotten so big! Wow! What a sweet little girl she is.

    Parks and childhood. Oh gosh. I remember feeding the ducks. Does that count?

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  4. Summer = parks = fun. Great pictures!

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  5. Summer = parks = fun. Great pictures!

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