Today was one of our days with the grandkids and when thinking about what we would do with them we decided to take them to what we fondly refer to as the “duck park”. This local park has been named the 2nd most beautiful park in America and it is very pleasant to visit and walk the trails. It has a large pond that is full of ducks, geese, carp, goldfish and even a few swan. What makes it even better is that it has a snack bar that sells bags of corn for feeding the ducks, and a trip to the duck park is never complete without purchasing some. The snack bar, of course, also sells snacks and I sometimes think that is actually the biggest draw for the kids!
With three in car seats, and especially with Grandma and Grandpa doing the buckling, it takes time to get them all in and secured. That completed, off we went!
Once we arrived and the process of securing the kids was reversed to remove each one, we headed straight for the snack bar. Two bags of corn purchased and off to the pond. Maggie and Jacob have made many trips to the duck park and are now professionals at feeding the ducks. The ducks and geese are very used to it and often jump out of the pond and begin encroaching closer and closer to the person with the bag of grain. Sometimes the geese can be a little intimidating.
I have to add a side note here because Carol and I have experienced geese intimidation first hand. A few years ago when my special sisters Carol and Kathy were visiting, Carol and I happened to venture too close to a goose protecting his turf. He came right after us and you should have seen us run! It was actually hilarious! We laughed and laughed until we almost wet our pants! Fun memories!
Now back to our park adventure….
This trip to the park included 1 year old Zellene, who quickly made it clear that she was not going to tolerate riding in a stroller and allow her brother and sister to have all the fun. Out of the stroller, she then decided that she also wanted her independence from having to hold someone’s hand, which was going well until she decided that she wanted to try to pick up and examine some goose poop.
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