Family friendly

N and I went on a walk in our new neighborhood this morning. We have been living here for a little over a month and really hadn’t seen beyond our front door. We’re not used to the idea of “getting to know the neighbors.” But I hope we will…

Anyway, we started walking and I had remembered seeing what looked like a walking trail when I’d driven around the neighborhood before we put an offer on the house. So we headed that direction, and sure enough there was the trail. It winds around a creek and is beautiful with all of the trees and you can almost forget a big city is mere minutes away. We came to a bridge that crossed to the other side of the creek and could see a roller hockey rink on the other side, so we decided to cross. I said something about “Hey, we could play sticks!” (from Winnie the Pooh, for those of you who don’t know). I had been joking, but N pulled two sticks off of a nearby tree so we could play 😆 ! The creek was flowing VERY slowly, so it took awhile for our sticks to show up on the other side, but it was fun trying to spot them coming out from under the bridge. Moving on, we came out of the cover of the trees to discover that, not only was there a roller hockey rink, but a school, picnic tables, tennis courts, a pool, and a bit further on, even a baseball field. There were kids getting tennis lessons while their parents watched and it was all so serene and lovely. N and I held hands as we explored and laughed about “rabbit squirrels” and decided which direction to go. For a little bit we almost thought we weren’t going to be able to find our way back to our house. But finally, we found our street and arrived back home (45 minutes after we had left). It was such a pleasant morning and I am so glad N went with me.

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