Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1.3 miles in Merced Manor

Why is it taking so darn long for me to finish this neighborhood?  Geesh.  I've been out here like five times now.  I'm starting to think my walks are cursed in this hood.  Today, the weather was STUNNING so I decided to take Dumplin' Bean for a stroll.  But when we got out here, the wind picked up something fierce which made her ride kinda suck.  So we made a few laps before calling it quits.

In case you're just joining us - Merced Manor is the land of perfectly manicured lawns.

The houses are all very well groomed which gives the neighborhood a very homogenous feel.  (While nice, makes for a rather uninspiring walk.)

So you can imagine our excitement when we came upon this pile of edamame shells!

This is Dumplin' Bean's "we just found a pile of edamame shells on the ground" face.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2.7 Miles in Golden Gate Park

After a rainy week, my sister-in-law, Sam and I decided to take our kids over to Golden Gate Park to get some fresh air and play on the playground.

Hey look - there's Sam and her son!  He started preschool this week, so decided to bring along his new lunch box.  He had it filled with all the essentials: a cardboard robot, a leaf he found by the car, and a piece of yarn.
I was busy pushing a stroller so didn't get any pics between the car and the playground.  Sorry! It was a really scenic walk - lots of damp trees and even a squirrel hopping around.  Very  cute.
You know what else is cute?  My daughter trying out a swing for the first time.  I think she dug it.
Oops! I forgot to mention that our friend Heather also joined us for the walk and playground fun.  I think this is a great picture of her and Dumplin' Bean.
It started to get cold and windy so we cut our walk short in front of the Cal Academy of Science.  Otherwise, I could have walked for hours.  This park is so darn pretty!  Next time...