Not all of our time in the summer is spent at the farmhouse making butter and cakes or hiking and hanging with the farm animals. We do occasionally go elsewhere and have fun, and that's what today's post is about. It also just occurred to me that this is the third post in a month with pictures of feet in them. I do love to go barefoot in the summer.
The children and I spent a day this past week at Greenwood Furnace State Park, PA.
It is beautiful here with a great fishing area.
Our 15 year old son has loved fishing since he was three and got a Spiderman fishing rod.
It's easy to just sit back here and relax and wait for a bite...as long as you bring some insect repellant.
Unfortunately, the bugs were biting, but the fish were not.
No matter. The kids had fun burying each other in the sand.
And they built sand villages.
An added perk to this park (depending on who you are, I suppose) is that there is absolutely no cellphone service, which meant the teenagers had to play with their younger siblings.
It was one of the hottest days of the summer and very humid, but the water here stays freezing cold all the time.
It was definitely the coolest place to be on a 90 degree day.
There's a beautiful hiking trail around the water which you can see off in the distance. Most of us forgot our sneakers though, so the swimming counted as our exercise for the day. Well, I mostly watched from my lounge chair in the sand with some flavored water and a good book.
And we all enjoyed a couple gigantic scoops of ice cream as well. It melted so fast though that we couldn't keep up, and some of us were a sticky mess.
We also did the obligatory trip to an amusement park a couple of weeks ago when our diocese had a special Catholic Day at Del Grosso's with discounted tickets. Amusement parks and shopping malls are probably my husband's and my least favorite places to go, but we do it for the kids once in awhile. See if you can spot the Preppy Mountain Farmers in each photo.
This park is actually quite family-friendly and the day wasn't too bad.
Especially since Hubby went on most of the rides with our youngest, and I just took the pictures and held everyone's stuff.
Unfortunately, some of these rides were not good for a man with a bad back. He was not smiling by the end of this ride.
All in all, it was a fun day for most of us, and we don't have to do it again for another year. Oh, and this time no one got a migraine or threw up, so that's definitely an improvement.
Our next outings will be more to the likings of the middle-aged couple that we are: a variety of museums. Stay tuned...