Yesterday we spent the day at Kildonan Park. We’ve been there before – many times – and I wrote a post about their playground here. This time however, we didn’t spend any time at the playground – we were otherwise entertained.
We began our outing by going for a hike. Stopping for snack along the way – cheese quesadillas, applesauce and water — plenty of water. The scorching temperatures and high humidity meant many breaks for water and rest in the shade.
Some people had to work outdoors in the heat. We noticed some workers on the other side of the road were preparing to take down a tree in the park. The children were fascinated as we watched from a distance. First they cut some notches;
Then they brought the tractor;
To push the tree;
Down to the ground;
We continued on our hike and then stopped to rest and play a little soccer;
We continued on to our lunch time shelter and were thrilled to have more tree falling entertainment right beside our table! First the notches again;
We were waiting for the tractor to move closer but then we noticed the rope. This time the tree was pulled down instead of being pushed;
When it landed it was VERY loud;
One of the children didn’t notice – sleeping through the whole show. After lunch we took some time to draw pictures of the flowers;
The gardens were pretty but I prefer the ‘natural’ look the coneflowers we saw by the creek on the way back to the van;
It was a great day at the park with plenty of entertainment.