This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Blue Lake Regional Park
Last week we headed to Blue Lake Regional Park to explore their natural playground. We had expected something grand and worth the trek. It was a pretty cool park, though the plastic-free portion was much smaller than what we'd anticipated. And we paid $5 to enjoy it all too. It was worth the trip for us, as the littlest ones spent their time in the sandbox (with our two Flat Stanleys) and the bigger kids hung out all over the place. We built a fort out of logs, hopped along on the stumps, and watched the kids perform their personal play that was a mix of birds hatching and Little House adventures. It felt good to go explore a new place, though we don't often frequent the same places outside our neighborhood. And we were inspired to try to create more natural areas in our own yards. An arborist friend may be able to share some stumps with us and I am angling to get some ropes strewn through our one stable climbing tree. Oh the adventures we have yet to create.