Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Enjoying the Parks and the Grandkids…

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We had a visit from our son and his family from San Antonio the very first weekend we settled in at Holiday RV Park in College Station.. It had been a while since we had seen the grandkids so we savored every moment with them during their visit. We planned all along to go to Lockhart State Park after we leave here to take the grandkids camping but were really glad they made the drive over to College Station to see us first!

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One thing we love about College Station, Texas is the nice city parks. The planners have always incorporated green space in much of their development. And Texas A&M University has a real nice park affiliated with their Research Park just south of the main University. This was the perfect place to take the grandkids.

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We had fun walking around the ponds that are along one of the creeks in Research Park. Feeding the ducks is always a fun thing to do for children so we brought along some saltine crackers to toss n the water which had the ducks in a bit of a feeding frenzy. If I didn’t know any better I would swear that they had never been fed before…

We also had fun looking for different kinds of turtles and with mostly red-eared turtles around it was a bit of a challenge. We did spot a couple of pretty big soft-shelled turtles to the delight of Cameron our six year old. After finishing up our walk we went out into a field and had some family fun kicking Cameron’s new soccer ball around… what a great afternoon…

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After the weekend with the kids we enjoyed a walk in a neighborhood park with a 1/2 mile walking/running track around the perimeter.  In addition we walked the new and old sidewalk trails in Wolf Pen Park, a park with a concert stage and a Frisbee golf course.  It was fun to revisit these parks we frequented when we lived here before.

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While on the subject of parks the George Bush Presidential Library is also here in College Station. We have been to the library before but there is a great little park with a walking trail just behind the library and with spring finally making its way to this area things will start blooming in this park soon. This will make it great for future walks or a picnic. So if you make it to this neck of the woods we invite you to check out the parks in College Station for getting in a nice walk…


  1. What awesome photos of the turtles!

    Glad you had a great time with the grandchildren:)

  2. That first picture of the kids is so cute. Is she strangling or hugging him?

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