The other day I felt the walls closing in on me. School work was done for the week, with a slight start on next week’s assignment. TV was blaring with some random cartoon, and I couldn’t get the kids away from it. Plus, to top it all off, I was hungry.
We’ve been lucky to have some absolutely beautiful weather the last few weeks. But with it being October, I know it won’t last for long before the snow forces us to hibernate for the winter. I decided it was a must we get outside and enjoy it.
So we grabbed a pizza from our local gas station (sounds odd, but they really do have excellent pizza), and headed to my favorite park. I go there often to think, and gather inspiration for creative writing. It’s one of those quiet, out-of-the-way parks in the middle of nowhere, though not short on things to see. There’s a few hiking trails, playground areas, shelters, a pond, and several breathtaking views. Like a perfect blend of public park and wilderness, stuffed into one.
I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a fall afternoon. 🙂