Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Break

Our Spring Break was a few weeks ago. We stayed in town and had a pretty quiet week. Our biggest outing of the week was a visit to Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve and Mount Bonnell. My friend, C, was in town with her two daughters and they joined us for a picnic at the park. C and I have been friends since the first day we met in kindergarten. It is really neat to watch our kids play together.
Mayfield Park is known for its peacock residents. The kiddos really enjoyed watching and listening the peacocks.

There are several small ponds to explore. Luckily, neither Boogs nor the ball explored the ponds too closely.
We wandered around the park area for about an hour before having lunch at the picnic tables.
Mayfield Park is surrounded by 21 acres of Nature Preserve area. We followed the trails down to the water and back.
 The kiddos all wanted to be the trail leader for our hiking group. It was a mad dash for 1st place.

We enjoyed the warm weather and nearly empty trails. I was surprised there weren't more people there on such a beautiful day.
This was a great climbing tree. 
After we finished our walk and took another look at the peacocks, we took a 2 minute drive to Mount Bonnell. Unfortunately, my camera stopped working while we were on the preserve trail. Reaching the top of Mount Bonnell requires walking up 106 steps. This site has a great picture of the stairs. While climbing the stairs, C and I reminisced about our 2nd grade field trip to Mount Bonnell. One of our classmates had a broken leg with a cast on. Our teacher, Ms. Keefe, carried her up and down all of those stairs. Our kiddos enjoyed running the little trail at the top and checking out the spectacular views. I wish my camera hadn't died.

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What a wonderful place to while away an afternoon with friends, I bet you had a lovely catch up and it looks like the children found plenty of adventure. I love that tree photo with them all climbing up. This is just how childhood should be. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    1. We are fortunate to live near so many wonderful outdoor places to explore. Thanks for stopping by.