During the morning yesterday, when I had made two rectangles which were going to become slippers, I received a phone call to babysit the boys as Matthew's sitter had to cancel! No problem! We decided to go early and spend some time with all of them after the boys got out of school.
Over the St Johns to Matthew's house!
What a beautiful day-mild and sunny and NO humidity!
On the way, I finished putting the seams in the slippers and gave them a try on--my toes are cramped due to the windshield! lol
Once we had the boys, we huriedly changed their clothes and headed to the park next to their home.
Bike riding is always a good after school activity! They whizzed away and in back of us-probably doubling the distance I walked.
Look at the size of this stump--it is easily 5-6' across!
Throughout the park are these hidden frogs-
very fun to spot along the way!
When we went near the water, the boys parked their bikes so they could throw stones...
and climbed the trees.
The wind was much stronger by the water!
The water was choppy and the waves were impressive! If you look at the top right of the photo, you will see the end of the pier--a very long pier! During Ian, the water was right up to the level of the pier! All of this area was under water, too!
Here we enjoyed the view from the end of the pier!
This is looking toward Jacksonville--you can see the skyline-just.
Heading back down the pier--you can see how far
it juts out into the river!
I took a lot longer to walk back--I could feel my left hip catching and my right knee throbbed! I was slow but determined to walk all the way back without help! lol
What a view! This is looking southwest--away from Jax.
Look at this 1892 log cabin that was built to hold their wine making. The walk did me a lot of good--especially the good company!