A Walk With My Parents: Eagle Creek Park

For most of the walk, I kept asking them to wait as I took pictures of random things. Right at the start, I saw a sundial that I thought was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I was hoping there would be some sort of inscription… but no luck.

Still, neat.

Here’s the view from the start of our walk. Before we get done, we’ll round this small lake and come full circle. Our car is about 200 feet to the left of us, and we’re making our way around slowly.

This is almost directly across from where the image (above) was taken. At several points, flocks of low-flying geese would shoot by overhead.

This seemed rather lonely to me. To the right of the tree, where there’s a small bridge of land… my father, my mother and I all tried our hand at skipping stones. Turns out, my mom had never skipped a rock before. My dad and I both showed her how, and after a few attempts she skipped one!

That was a really cool moment. My mom was incredibly excited when she saw her rock skip.

This is about 3/4 of the way around. By the time we got back to our car, it was pretty black. From here on out, I could barely see my parents (or the path in front of me). All in all, it was about an hour and a half walk.

I had a blast. The idea of my parents going out and about in a park was a new thing to me, and I’m happy I got to join them on their routine (they make it a point to walk a bit, at least once a day).

This light/airplane tower is something I’ve been meaning to write about for a while. So far, no words… but I wanted to have this picture as a placeholder.

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