We are fortunate to live so close to a great park, that includes Will’s favorite – a sandbox. He can move sand for hours. We try to visit several times a week, rain or shine. Besides the activities of the park, just getting out of the house, even for 15 minutes, holds tremendous benefit for Will, Hank and me.
Salmon Bay Park, is usually pretty busy with infants to elementary school aged kids from nearly dawn to dusk. Then the teens take over.
One surprising thing about this park is that each time we’ve walked over, I’ve always heard at least one foreign language. Sometimes it is the Hispanic nannies, or the Swiss woman (speaking Swiss German) who recently moved to town. Also heard Swedish several times and today a young mom was speaking Nederlands (Dutch) to her daughter. As they walked by me to leave, I said “Toot ziens.”
Yesterday, our first major Fall storm blew in. In between bands of rain we darted in to get a little exercise and fresh air. The park was all ours.