Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Take-A-Trip Tuesday was a bust!

So the plan was to go into the city (SF) and go to Golden Gate Park. So much to see (bison, flowers, ponds) and to do (enjoy the open spaces, play in the parks).

Well, you can't win them all. We found the bison first thing and with about 5 different wrong turns finally found out way to the back of the field where they were laying down.

And it went down hill from there.Then after about 40+ minutes of driving around, trying to read the map I had printed off and use the GPS on an iphone, and find what street we were on, we gave up! We did find one park but by that time one child was asleep and there was no parking. Shortly thereafter the other child fell asleep.

We rounded out the trip by stopping at McDonalds and then went to a local park to get some play time. That seemed to help the kids forget the pointless trip.

On a happier note, I'll include a few photos from last week's adventures.

Masterpiece made by Child #1. He thought it up himself!

Enjoying the rides at Happy Hollow on AnyThing Thursday:)

Another Happy Hollow perk - the slingshot swing!

Waiting for the 4th of July Parade - don't you love the coat and sweater?!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

Sometimes as I walk along the beach, the quiet of the day brings phrases and melodies into my mind. This was the stanza that began to form in my brain and I walked home singing it to myself. I feel every word!

My native country, thee
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills.

My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above. 

-Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895

 - Kirstin
PS Found some sea glass this morning... it was a beautifully low tide, not much glass, just lots of smooth sand!