We had a rare time this year when we were all without colds or any other illness this late winter/ early spring. Fresh air was on our minds and a desire to go somewhere new. While we did visit other places, the stand out of the afternoon was Ojibway Park in Woodbury. It ticked all the boxes: playground, walking path (paved), picnic table for a quick snack, and still simple enough to not overwhelm the kiddos. Let’s be honest they really only care for the playgrounds.
While on the trail which had wet areas due to the snow that was finally beginning to melt the kiddos showed their different sides one walked right through and the other tried to avoid getting wet. Side note: this year was something along the lines of the 7th longest period of time with at least 1″/2.5cm measurable snow at regulated locations. It has been a long winter even for seasoned Minnesotans. The trail which was fairly quiet that day, I am sure is busy with locals riding their bikes, playing on the soccer fields, enjoying the small lake now that green grass has begun to grow.
It was nice to see the various trees along the path. The small stream was a nice break from the simple snow-covered woodlands and open fields. Unfortunately the kiddos were true to their volume so we didn’t see as many animals on this small walk.
When we finally ended at the playground, the kiddos joined the others in climbing, sliding etc in the snow covered equipment. They had a blast and suddenly all that bothered them seemed to disappear. Even I enjoyed the swings while they played.
This was a nice afternoon excursion. I bet it is a lovely place now with the snow melted and grass growing.
By for now.