Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Forest Park

One of my absolute favorite things about living in St. Louis, particularly in our neighborhood, is how often we get to use Forest Park. Sure, the zoo and the museums are amazing, but the park is so much more than that.

Last week, our friends with a new puppy and a wedding on the horizon were headed to the park for a picnic. They asked us to join, and we happily obliged. And Sophia was happy to bring another friend along.

We were at the park for hours. Sipping water and wine, snacking on salads and chips. It was just the way one should spend a Sunday afternoon. The girls played for the entire time down by the pond. They both dressed up for the occasion but wound up caked in mud. Happier girls I have yet to see.

I couldn't help but think about how many thousands of families have enjoyed the same Sunday afternoon we did. As long as ducks and fish have gobbled up bread and as long as kids have enjoyed making mudballs, that's as long as parents have been enjoying the view.

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