Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WFMW: The New Park

I have lived in my neighborhood for 5 1/2 years, and I have lived in this town for 10 years (can you believe it?) and just recently the road that I normally take home from the office was closed, so I had to divert through a neighborhood that I always drove right past. Guess what I found? A new park! It's exactly one mile from our house, and it's awesome! It's less crowded than our usual park, and it has excellent equipment, and the two huge play structures are close together, so MG can be on the big one while C's on the little one, and I don't have any trouble keeping an eye on both of them. It has everything we loved at the other park and more!

If it ever stops raining, we're going to ride the bike there and back. We couldn't do that with the old park, because it was down a huge hill. So huge that it wouldn't be safe to ride the bike down it, and I'd have to be airlifted back up when we were done. This park, it's flat all the way there. Yay!

So, while you may not have a park in your neighborhood that you haven't found, there could be fabulous things in your town that you don't know about. Don't we get into ruts easily? Going to the same places the same way all the time, and never seeing anything new?

Get lost once in a while and see what you can find. Even if you've lived where you are for 10 years, like me, you just never know!

That's what works for me today. Visit Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer for more WFMW posts. And click here if you want to read the rest of my WFMW ideas! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!


MOMMY said...

How lucky to have a park that you can bike to! Enjoy your new find!


ttelroc said...

My husband was teasing me the other day that I only 10 streets in our town of one million people. LOL It is just such a big city that I just travel where I know.

Doing what you did was a happy accident! Isn't that great!

Thanks for reminding us to get out of our comfort zones and explore a never know what you'll find.

Have a great day, Kristin