Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: Park Landscapes

Jarie Lyn chose "Park Landscapes", and I really wanted to show you a local park but the weather has been horrific so I have not ventured out with my camera. Instead, I will take you on an archive trip to Leavenworth, Washington. We enjoyed a week there this summer and found a jewel of a park hidden behind the downtown area along the Wenatchee River. The park has several loops, many picnic areas, and some beach play areas as well as a playground.
I wish I had a picture of the activity taking place on the pedestrian bridge. There were 4 or 5 boys, probably 10-15 years old jumping and diving off of the bridge into the river below and no adults in sight. Being the worrywart that I am, I asked if their mommas knew what they were up to. When they assured me that they did, we moved on. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't get that question answered. Then I had a nice little chat with my children about the stupidity of what those boys were doing! (It was not exactly deep water...the bridge had signs that said "No jumping from bridge" and they didn't have any adults with them) Enough about that...here is Leavenworth's Waterfront Park:
A view of a farm on the Wenatchee River.
Some rafters coming down from the Icicle Creek area. We tubed down this river the day before. At this time of year the river is very slow moving and fun for families to take a leisurely float.
This was my favorite part of the park. I love the row of benches. My husband and son were ready to go back to our cabin - the trail is a couple of miles long and I convinced them to go most of the way...in the heat...with full tummies...in sandals...
My daughter and I loved the light posts - they reminded us of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!
If you ever get the opportunity to visit Leavenworth, WA, do it! It is a wonderful little Bavarian themed town set in the North Cascades.
Thank you for checking out my shoot-out. Now click on the camera to see other great parks around the world!

15 comments:

GingerV said...

great post - a little ranting, a little personal life shared, and a beautiful park.

Barry said...

That looks like a great park to visit in Leavenworth along the Wenatchee River! Although the pace of the Icicle Creek looks more my speed these days!

Thanks for posting, we really enjoyed the visit.

Barry & Linda

Rebecca said...

So you need to go back in the snow and check out if Narnia is there! I would love to see this town...why does it have to be so far away!?

Heather said...

Your photos share this place as calm, comfortable; almost retreating :)

NanU said...

what a wonderful park, Carrie.

Pauline said...

Enjoyed your little rant, it adds something personal I think. Love the trees in the park.

Doreen said...

wow! beautiful area and what a great place to have a farm. love your commentary also. have a great weekend!!

Denise said...

gorgeous area - thanks for sharing.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I think this is a gorgeous park. I love all your photos especially of the barn across the lake and your son and husband on the bench and your daughter at the lightpost. Very good shoot out.

Sarah Lulu said...

Such beautiful river views!

Ann said...

Boys are boys, once we were in this high water fall, and the water flowed to a little hole. Big boys and girls were jumped into this water hole in Australia. My elderly dad and Mum were so worried.

Bagman and Butler said...

The mountains in the background are wonderful. No wonder you like living there. Washington is one of the 12 or so states I've never seen. Your shots might change that.

A Scattering said...

Looks like a lovely hidden gem.

Chef E said...

Favorite everything on here! Kids and I loved reading that book, and the movie!

Ann said...

your fav part is also my fav part of the park. I need lots of rest and the next fav is the toilet . LOL