Going to the park after a visit to the chiropractor seems to work wonderfully! This time we all went in for a visit. Then we stopped and picked up some lunch from Krystal's and took it to "the park with the ducks."
We sat at a picnic table and watched the squirrels while we ate. Then we walked down to the pond to feed the ducks.
Or at least try.
I have never seen ducks more disinterested in eating! There were a lot of people there, so I imagine these ducks were already quite stuffed!
There was a big bird hanging out. I think it was a crane? But I'm not sure. I'm not great at identifying birds. Maybe someone who looks at these pictures can confirm or correct me.
Anyway, he was very interesting to watch. And apparently he prefers meat to bread, as he was catching his lunch as we sat there. We were fascinated. He would stalk his pray, dive in, and catch it! Chip had the camera and did a great job capturing the event.
As we walked down to one of the pond, we noticed several turtles swimming around, and Ruthi really liked watching them.
We were going to let Ruthi play on the playground, and she really wanted to...But...There had to be about 100 kids running around. There were 2 or 3 large groups. And they were all at least a couple years older. We just didn't imagine that would end up being a pleasant experience. Of course, she didn't quite understand why were walking away from "all the fun!" But when I asked her if she'd like to go home and swim in her pool, she was more than happy to walk away!
We will have to try again another day....or maybe a different park.
We did quite enjoy the time we spent at the park on this day though!