Category Archives: park

Fishing class 101

We went to a fishing class today.    We learned about fishing poles and how to cast it into the water.  For a closed reel: you hold the button, pull your arm back and as you bring your arm foward you release the button which allows your line to soar into the water. The kids …

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Our 1st Youth Fishing Experience πŸŽ£

We woke up early this morning and headed out to some local fishing ponds! Our city was hosting a youth fishing experience.     We were super lucky to have an experienced fisherman helping us out… We learned a lot, had fun, and even got a trophy!    All the kids caught a fish!    Simone’s …

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Tower Grove Park Tour… And observing ducks and geese

We went to Tower Grove Park today. We first visited with a statue of William Shakespeare. There are four Shakespeare plays represented around the statue… Near the statute is the one of the oldest trees in the park… A true original from when Henry Shaw founded the park. Mulberry Tree The tree has been there for 136 …

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A wet and WILD park tour

We went to Blackburn Park for a park tour. We went to this park as our very first tour a few months ago and focused on Sink Holes! This time we were hoping to see young owls… Which we didn’t – but we had a Wet and Wild Fun time in the rain identifying plants …

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Shaw Garden TourΒ 

We went on our weekly park tour today! Kentucky has their horse derby πŸ‡and we have the leaf race πŸƒ… … Read on to find out who won…. πŸ˜‰ We began the tour of Shaw Park at the playground. It’s quite a fun park that tries to draw upon the aesthetics of nature! Angela always …

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Yes- I do allow my children to climb trees

This post was first about having Patience in The Wild… But it turned into a self-affirmation that- Yes, I let my children climb trees and there is nothing wrong with it! 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 What is patience? Patience is waiting your turn to climb to the top of the tree!       We found the perfect climbing …

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Larson Park Tour

Angela led us on another fantastic park tour today… And the kids were so engaged and excited to hear all that she had to teach! She began by leading a child-led discussion about spring and any interesting things found so far in the wild.  She then passed out some hand drawn maps and gave the …

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Playing the Hot Lava Game at Elephant RocksΒ 

  Elephant Rock State Park has giant granite boulders everywhere that are just sticking out of the ground! It’s the perfect playground for playing an advanced game of The Ground is Hot Lava.               Sometimes we used logs to help us cross from rock to rock…       … Or we …

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Biker Gang

5 bikes on the hitch and 1 in the trunk…  We are our own biker gang! LOL!!    We went on our first bike ride of the year! We rode for about 2 hours on the Katy Trail by the Missouri River.          Since there was a cool breeze, we wore gloves and …

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Making shelters in the wild

We went for a hike on a heavily forested nature trail today. We paused to listen to a short story about Chirpy Cricket.    (The Kindle offers a series of short animal stories by Arthur Scott Bailey.) We then continued to walk off the beaten path. Soon we noticed many fallen branches and small trees …

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