Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lake Fayetteville- another great playground

See the new tag? "Localish places of interest"? I'm going to, slowly but surely, go back and tag some of our outings and field trips, etc. If you live in northern Arkansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma, you might want to check some of these places out. Okay, maybe not every playground unless you live very locally or just love to travel, but some places around here are really worth a hefty drive! There's SO much to do, all around us, and most of it is free! Why not take advantage of the beauty of our area?
Anywho, we took the kiddos to one of the Lake Fayetteville playgrounds the other day. It was chilly (in mid-May!) so there were no other kids on the equipment. There were two structures-- one for the tots and one for older kids. All of my kids stayed on the larger one, though, and enjoyed their rip-roarin' hootin'-n-hollerin' game of tag.

I used to keep an old towel in my van, just to dry wet slides, but we had *just* cleaned out the vehicle to load all the bikes. Sorry, son!
The paved multi-use trail around Lake Fayetteville is 4.3 miles long. The soft surface natural trail is 5.5 miles long. After our playground time, we unloaded bikes and scooters, and rode over the dam, down by the lake, explored trails by foot, and then rode back again (pictures of all that in a later post.)

They were good and tuckered out by the time we headed home.
You know what they say, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." Psha. I don't believe that. There IS bad weather and I can't stand being cold, however, we did make the best of it, and bundled up. It was in the 60's and I dressed in layers. Gah- I'd never survive in the north! ;)
I'm determined here in Arkansas, though, to beat the weather. We WILL go hiking, camping, caving, exploring. And we WILL enjoy every minute of it, by gosh (shaking fist at hovering clouds!)
Okay, Seriously. The weather should be back in the 80s by the weekend. I'll make it until then.


Soaring High said...

This is a great playground. We went there last year a couple of times.

Amy R. Ha said...

I can't wait to try this one with Ran! He is very into slides right now. :) It's funny, because I'd much rather live somewhere that hovered around 60 than a place like Arkansas where it gets up to the high 90's! My absolute ideal, though, is sunny and 75 degrees with a light breeze and no humidity. An ocean breeze preferably. Ahhh.