Monday, February 16, 2009

Storybook Park



Today our country celebrated President's Day so there was no school and my husband even had the day off. So we went to lunch at Panera Bread then we hopped on the free trolley that rides thru the shopping and business district of our community. The driver mentioned Storybook Park. My girls and I did not know this park existed. Buster didn't really care. We got off at the next stop and walked around Market Street, got some ice cream at Coldstone, then we decided to go check out Storybook Park. It's a sweet little area in Town Green park that has this maze-like path that meanders down one side of the park. It has these huge storybooks to stop and read. Each one has a short story with a picture and a moral of the story at the end of each. They are very colorful and fun to read. I also saw this pretty flower blooming and snapped a quick picture. The weather was beautiful. I forgot my camera so I had to use my cell phone camera. There is also a Marine Corp. Memorial and a statue of the founder of our community George Mitchell at this particular park. I took a lot more pictures, but forgot to press "save" after each one and most didn't download to my phone. We had a great day together. Buster read about as many storybooks as he could stand and then took off for the driving range. I'm going to take some more pictures of our community and post some of the art work and parks. I feel I need to redeem it's reputation after the "Orange You Cute" post.
P.S. I'll be changing out the scripture verse soon. The next one will be 4th of 24. I'm suppose to do it on the 1st and 15th of the month. The scripture memorization challenge is great. If you want to join the fun go check out Be Still Beth.

13 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Fun place! We spent the day with my sister--were planning to go to the zoo, but the line was ridiculously long, and there wasn't even a special one for members. They are usually much better about that. So we went to Target instead. HA! What I wouldn't have given for some weather inviting enough to want to eat ice cream outside!

Louise said...

Interesting idea - the books. Are they permanent?

The Farmer Files said...

What a fun park! One thing I craved in HI was Panera Bread! There are none in HI. Can you believe I haven't been to one yet? LOL!

Susan said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. How wonderful that your town has a free trolley and this free park!!!!
Susan

Cicero Sings said...

A neat park! Amazing that no one has vandalized it!! A free trolley too. All in all, I think you had a pretty fun day!

Betty said...

I like your collage. Looks like a fun day!

Melody said...

That looks like a great place! I love the story books!

I have given up a little on memorizing 2 scriptures a month; either I'm not dedicated enough or I'm just plain slow. So I'll do one instead.

Pam said...

It looks enchanting!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Woooooowwww! If I had the storybook park over here, I would totally go there everyday! What's a better thing to do than to walk around in a park full of beautiful flowers and feel like you are the princess in the storybooks? I love it! :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

that is the neatest park!!! I would love to see that.

Oh and I love Coldstone!!!

Allison said...

Hey Joy, I left you some love over on my blog today :)

Melody said...

I like your new pic! :-)

Tracy P. said...

Oh look, your profile picture is you now!!!