Monday, September 29, 2008

Fun at the playground

Chloe top-Brinlee bottom

Jeff helping out at the seesaw

Our usual failed attempt at getting a group photo

These pictures were taken at a playgroung right by where we parked to see the pond and stream.

Hidden Beauty

The Stream

The Fish

The Pond-if you look really really hard, you can see the statue.

The Pond and Cave

We made a discovery one hot summer night after having dinner with our good friends Skye and Jason who were visiting from the states (thanks Aunt Marsha and Uncle B for watching the kids that night!!!). After eating a delicious dinner and drinking too much wine (ha ha), we were told by other restaurant patrons that we had to walk around the corner of our restaurant and "check out the spring". So we did and we proceeded to meander along the path of a small stream which was beautiful and then were stopped dead in our tracks when we came to a crystal clear, turquoise blue pond! It was absolutely amazing! At the bottom of the pond is a gleaming white state of Mary. We did not get the details of the statue but it is a breathtaking sight to say the least. Upon looking at the pond, we were pleasantly surprised to see approximately 18-20 inch trout, which periodically came to the surface in search of bread and other treats that people feed them. They were HUGE!! I do not think you are allowed to fish there, sorry fishermen, but they are worth visiting. Apparently there is an extensive underwater cave system (you can see the opening of the cave in the bottom picture) that people explore.

Around the area is a path you can take and walk up into the mountains or a bar you can go to and eat a light snack or meal and have a drink. It was so serene and almost magical. The pictures you see are actually from my second trip there, unfortunately we did not have a camera when we first discovered it. Jeff and I took the kids to feed the fish and get some fresh air. Aiden loved the fish and feeding them and there were also ducks and geese there hungrily snatching up the bread as well. The girls thought it was great too but we did not let them out of their stroller for fear of them doing cannonballs into the water. :) And I am not exaggerating!

Anyone coming to visit us, we will definitely take you there as it is one of our favorite places to go and it is only about 10 minutes from our house.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Under Construction

I realize I have not been keeping up with my blogging. I have many many pictures and fun stories to add but have yet to have time to sit and do it. So here is a preview of one of my future entries. Skye and Jason, you should recognize the scene. :) I will be back soon with entires. Just wanted to let you all know we are good and I will get to work on this soon!