Last Saturday we went to a Garden/Park in a neighboring town. It is really the only large scale park where they have gone to great links to keep it nice and manicured. I would compare it to the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth. Anyway, the place was amazing!
|This reminded me of a Narnia scene.|
|Daddy, Daughter, Horsey.|
The place was filled with random walking paths like this one. I loved the "pick your own adventure" feel it had. Took me back to the days of "Hardy Boys." (Children's pick your own adventure book) But I usually ended up captured or stuck in a cave in in those.
At the top of one hill you could look down over the rice fields in the neighboring countryside.
This is looking over that edge at the river that feeds water to the rice fields. I wanted to stay the night in that hut. Ashley didn't sound to thrilled about that idea.
In the center of the garden was a hundred foot row of assorted flowers. If you look closely you can see a group of students on a field trip. However, I had enough of flowers and wanted a rush so I decided to jump on the zip line that crossed this center section.
|Maybe this was a bad idea?|
I was a little unnerved when I realized the ladder was made of bamboo, the only thing stopping me from hitting a tree on the other side was a dude with a rope, and the fact that there was no release forms or safety codes, but oh well...
Oh, and we also had to wear bicycle helment's which I'm sure would protect my cranium in the case of a 50ft. drop. But it had flames on it so I'm sure it was legit.
|Me cruising over MJ's giant head.|
|You've heard of backpacks, but this is the Mayapack.|
|"I am all that is man."|
- MJ Perry
The park also had one of those boat rides where the boat goes back and forth up in the air. It was a small version of the one at Six Flags. It was also Maya's first "roller coaster," and she was a little freaked out, but had fun.
|"What did you take me on!?"|
Isn't that a face that says, "I'm having a blast!"? She had quite the grip on the Mayapack.
|Needless to say, this was her favorite.|
This is at the front of that 100 foot center section.
After leaving the gardens we stopped at probably the coolest restaurant I've ever been to. It was made of bamboo and sat on top of a coy pond!
There was no floor under some tables, where you could look through the glass and see the fish swimming. But thats got to be torture for the fish who look up and see you eating their friends.
|"My cup overflows." -Psalm 23:5|
|Feeding the fishies.|
|Poking the fishies.|
David & Ash