Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Found a gem

Love finding a fun, affordable, run-them-ragged, outdoor activity.... The Hamilton County Parks people really know what they're doing. We traveled 15 minutes to Parky's Ark at Winton Woods: $2/child, $2 for parking (I could have paid $5 for an annual pass....) It's a fun "wet playground" with a large structure in the middle (The Ark) and several features around it. Tough place to keep a camera dry....







I love finding an activity that we don't have to endure for hours to feel like we've gotten our money's worth. I would have stayed longer, but one of us was having an, ahem, equipment problem. I plan to explore their other parks in the coming days.

So we met Daddy for lunch a little earlier than planned. We fed him leftovers at another delightul spot...try this, you carnivores...disregard the Oprah stuff (blech)...the recipe is so worth it. It's one of my new go-to meals...yum....


And just to push the outside-all-day, no-nap envelope...we went to IKEA. Very interesting place. I could certainly spend a boatload of money there if I was furnishing a house...uuuhhh...but have been cautioned not to do so right now. The kicker is, that a body is routed through the 2 levels of gi-normous store, with little chance of escape. We finally got out and were pleased to find a little snack bar at the end and rewarded ourselves with lingonberry and vanilla frozen yogurt cones ($1@.) Reward = food, in my world.

Does anyone agree that this was maybe the most beautiful day today? Wow.

2 comments:

Rita said...

Love the pics. Their heads are tilted exactly the same on the "jet."

rausch921 said...

Yes, today was beautiful! We went to Music in the Courtyard, had a packed lunch and free ice cream, then inside for some Works fun (the ball thing - "Tilt" is back Yeah!), then to the Farmers Market and a quick stop at the library. Great day, but now I don't want to fix dinner :)