There's a small trail in the woodlot at Avery Park where Henry is learning to mountain bike:
I've also been known to do a bit of comparo riding here. And there's a bunch of sports fields and stuff. Yawn... but our main attraction is the playground:
The kids are making more use of the older area this year:
The "spider's nest" makes a good monster base when we play the Monster Game.
They don't spend much time at the kiddie side anymore:
But they do still love to bounce and spin:
Avery is also home to one of Dublin's public art projects, "Out of Bounds." Basically, a half dozen or so oversized soccer ball sculptures. "Do Not Climb on Sculptures" the signs say... yeah, right, say years of wear on the metal:
While cousin Marli, Jodi and the twins headed home, Henry and I headed out to the #53 Woods of Brighton Park. This is one park I couldn't find on one of our earlier trips--I'd passed it by, thinking it was just a tennis courts for the nearby apartments. Turns out it was just a tennis court, but that was the park. Happily and coincidentally, Henry has been bugging me to play tennis:
I think there's some work to do before I can hope to retire on Henry's tennis endorsement deals.
It was moving on towards dusk, so Henry and I beat a path for the grocery store and home. Crossing Highway Hill, we spotted this cool skeleton:
Two down, three to go. Will we finish it up this weekend? Stay tuned!