Monday, February 6, 2012

A New Park Experience

Two weekends ago, we took a walk to a park near our house that we had never been to. It's about a 10-15 minute walk which doesn't sound so far but when nice days are few and far between, you tend to drive to the park and freeze your a-s-s off while your kid runs around and plays. So the weather seemed nice and we took off with Olivia in the stroller (she has taken a renewed interest in sitting in a stroller since you-know-who came along) and Victoria in the baby carrier. In the basket under the stroller, I stuffed in a blanket to sit on, some badminton rackets and birdie and some toys for Victoria. About three minutes into the walk, the sun went behind a cloud. Hmmm, a little chilly now. About three minutes later, the sky turned dark and the wind starting wooshing around. Another three minutes passed and it began to sprinkle. By the time we got to the park, it was raining and windy. A blanket to sit on??? How could I have been so naive? I guess that those three weeks in Santiago screwed up my weather expectations. I have NEVER sat on a blanket at a park here!
So Fernando and Victoria hurried back home but there was no convincing Olivia. We stayed at the park as the weather worsened and she paid it no mind. In fact, she had her first horse ride!

I like this picture below because it shows the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego.

Happy little girl finishing her horse ride.

The horse ride was followed by a 15 minute jump on a huge trampoline because despite the weather, Olivia was out for a good time. (Notice she is the ONLY one on the trampoline. Everyone else had packed up and headed home at this point.)

The weather started to clear for a minute:

Next time no badminton (ha!), just a winter coat, hat and rain jacket...just in case!

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