A Day Out//Wickham Park


My husband and I went to Wickham Park last week and, let me tell you, it was the most thrilling thing we have done in months. We are tired of the parks near our house. We are tired of the bike trail behind our house. We are tired of everything. So, we decided to drive to a park an hour away from us. We are fond of this park. I have gone there ever since I was a little kid, my husband proposed to me there, and we used to take our kids there when they were little. It was absolutely lovely. The weather cooperated and was only in the 80s and not as humid which was a welcome break. The park was busy but not crowded. We had a little bit of that thrill you get when you are on vacation. New! Different! Out and about! What a nice change.



Ever since I was a little kid I have "fed the lions" when I go to Wickham Park. I have no idea how it started but it is an ingrained tradition that I have now taught to my daughter. The lions used to be fed with the gravel on the ground all around. There wasn't any gravel so I fed him pine needles instead. Heaven forbid we break with tradition and not feed him!




We bypassed the areas we used to spend so much time in with our kids--the playground and the aviary--and wandered through all the little gardens and pretty areas that have been cultivated in recent years. There are benches dotted all around and we frequently stopped to admire the view, people watch, and simply enjoy being outside in a pretty place.






It was a lovely day in a lovely place and it was just what we needed. I'll have to see what other little excursions I can find to brighten our lives.



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    1. It is lovely and thankfully, it wasn't too crowded.

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  2. The name itself is lovely; it sounds like the name of a house in Jane Austen. You were lucky with your weather! Where I am (Maryland, inland) I can stand to be outside only in the early morning, which limits one's outings.

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    1. I was grateful it cooled off that day. It is back to very hot and muggy and I am not enjoying it.

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  3. What a beautiful place - and how romantic was your husband?! I hope you went to the exact spot where he proposed.

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    1. We did. It was on a hill and the sun was setting when he proposed.

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