metro parks make for a great stay-cation

I worked for two days, but instead of cleaning the disaster zone that my house always is when I’m away, I packed up our bathing suits and we drove an hour and a half to a metro park that has a petting farm, a splash pad, and a large beach with playgrounds. (There’s also miles and miles of hiking trails, bike paths, and all kinds of boating available.) We spent four and a half hours looking at animals, eating lunch at a playground, swimming and wading and playing in sand, and finally running around in the splash pad.

One thing that’s for sure: I’m bone tired. In the middle of the night last night, my good sleeper woke up and cried for two hours. Two whole hours, in the middle of the night, no matter what I did. She finally fell asleep in my arms in a rocking chair. It doesn’t help that my house is always much worse than I left it after a few 12 hour shifts… and I either have to clean it immediately or escape it immediately.

Face to face with the goats
Face to face with the goats
Practicing "gentle" on sheep
Practicing “gentle” on sheep
Beach time
Beach time
She wasn't a fan of the splash pad... because she was too tired by then, I think
She wasn’t a fan of the splash pad… because she was too tired by then, I think
She's got the car keys, she's ready to go!
She’s got the car keys, she’s ready to go!

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

One thought on “metro parks make for a great stay-cation”

  1. Must’ve been in the air last night. Evelyn cried for 2 hours straight last night, too. From 1-3 am. I damn near lost my mind, and I’m bone tired, too. Here’s to sleep!

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