Like I said earlier, us big kids enjoyed playing on this playground as much as the little ones. Below is my son flying in circles on one of the playgrounds equipment.
There is also a splash pad adjacent to the playground. The splash pad is designed to match the nature surrounding it. There are spray features and geysers resembling cattails, flowers, and animals.
After we played a bit, we headed out to check out the lagoon. A beautiful, wide paved trail meanders through a meadow and alongside the lagoon.
It is so fun to be walking on top of the water on the boardwalk. We thought the bridge looked so pretty and interesting, we continue our hike to see what lay ahead.
Underneath the bridge...what a photographers dream, eh? I have so many photos of Alethea following her Uncle Jordan from behind. Such a cutie pie!
Another "park" we went to isn't a park at all, but just a fun spot in downtown Carmel. It was our first night in Carmel and after a long eight hour drive we deciding to spend our evening taking a walk. Downtown Carmel is only a short walk from my children's old apartment. Here there are lots of posh restaurants and shops, but also plenty to entertain the kids too. My husband and son enjoyed a game of ping pong while Alethea looked on.
Atticus enjoyed playing on the playground equipment. What a handsome boy he is turning out to be!
Alethea loves to climb and here she is right at the top! I love the safety netting.
Playgrounds have sure changed a lot since I was a kid. "In my day" a playground consisted of a singular metal slide, some swings like the ones pictured above, monkey bars with concrete underneath, a seesaw, and maybe one of those spinning circular things if you were lucky. Yet, I remember we loved it! We never saw ourselves as disadvantaged and I don't remember anyone getting seriously hurt. My have times changed! I can't even imagine growing up with the playgrounds kids have today. I wonder if they realize how spoiled they are? 😀
Have A Great Day! Amy
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seguro que pasasteis un gran dia, a disfrutar, claro que siReplyDelete
Yes I did! Thanks for visiting!Delete
Oh that looks fun! Sometimes you just wish we were kids again!ReplyDelete
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It is amazing how some of these playgrounds are put together nowadays! I remember rusty equipment on pavement from when I was a kid!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is amazing. Sure wish we had these type of playgrounds when we were kids.Delete
Wow, what a fabulous place. That playground is like heaven even for adults!!!ReplyDelete
It was like heaven! We had so much fun!Delete
That looks like such a cool trip. Very nice.ReplyDelete
It was! Thanks for visiting!Delete
What lovely playgrounds! it's nice you have been able to spend that time with your grandkids! we have loved the summer school holidays too as mum and I have taken the kids out exploring often - there are a lot of great places to explore and if we pass a new playground the boys have fun checking those out too! :) We are lucky to have so many nice ones near us :)ReplyDelete
Hope that your week is going well :)
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That's great you get together so much with your mum. Thanks for visiting!Delete
It looks like you had such a great time!! I love your outfit!! Those shoes are so cute! Hoping you have a wonderful day!!ReplyDelete
I did! Thank you! The older I get the more I wear sneakers, especially when I play with the grandkids.Delete
I love an old-fashioned swing. Still do.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. They made me smile. My travel is null because of the virus, and I miss it so much. I'll be so glad to be able to get on the road again. Have a great week-end.ReplyDelete
I'm glad the pictures made you smile.Delete
These looks like such fun playgrounds and park! Love that there is a lagoon and trails at the first park! And a ping pong table in the city would be so much fun!! They need to add those to more cities!!ReplyDelete
Yes, these affluent communities sure have a lot to offer.Delete
What a fun place for the ever-moving little ones! Ah, to have their energy again *sigh*ReplyDelete
It's so great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Yes, it sure was fun, and they do have energy!Delete
Such nice photographs. Everyone looks happy. Wishing you many more days of love and fun with your family.ReplyDelete
Thank. you! It was a fun week!Delete
That playground looks amazing. Such beautiful pictures.ReplyDelete
It was! Thank you!Delete
A fantastic place for a family adventure! Memories to cherish!ReplyDelete
Definitely! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
We all need a push out the door to be our best selves in this pandemic!ReplyDelete
We sure do!Delete