August 26, 2008

"Fishing bicycles"

Two years ago on the last Sunday before the Labor Day weekend, we went to a park. It was the last time we were together as a family of just 7. We were blessed with the baby the next week.
It was also just before our oldest son (second oldest over all) started Yeshiva. Now we have two sons in Yeshiva. While I can say I'm proud of the way they've matured since entering 9th grade, the Yeshiva schedule is rigorous and it means that I see them a lot less than I'd like to.

This past Sunday we took a similar outing. Our oldest son was still away in camp, but the rest of us went to Centennial Park in Columbia Maryland.

What are fishing bicycles?

Maybe Gloria Steinem knows.

(h/t my 14 year old who parsed the sign for me.)

We did some boating that afforded us some beautiful views over Centennial Lake.

This is a small island in middle of the lake.

There was some wildlife too.



And even some man-made color:


Afterwards we played catch or played on the playground and then had a barbecue. It was a nice way to close out the all too short summer

Posted by SoccerDad at August 26, 2008 9:23 AM
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Pretty pictures.

Am tagging this one for HH....

Posted by: Gila at August 26, 2008 3:32 PM

That park reminds me very much of Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County. Nice pictures.

Posted by: Gail at August 26, 2008 5:10 PM

You're kidding, right?
No fishing
No bicycles
Anyway, the pictures are lovely, and it's nice to hear that you enjoyed the outing with your family. I have a friend who lives in Maryland and every time we visit, the Brooklyn Girl in me is astounded by all the "pretty nature".

Posted by: Raizy at August 26, 2008 8:40 PM
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