On our walk toward the entrance I had a nice shot of the cherry tree street. The trees are at just about the end of their flower blooming time, so they aren't full of flowers. But, there was enough to get a good shot.
When we got into the park (around 1130) I had the kids sit for a minute to take a few shots with the poppies behind them. As I snapped the picture I noticed the orange cone near the path. OH NO! The paths aren't open yet!!!!!!! Geesh! All that walking and the paths weren't even open! The sign says 12 April. Guess we will make another trip next week.
These flowers were pretty awesome. I like the spiky petals. Tulips, maybe?
The blue poppies weren't as big as the other colors. They are at the back of the fields and can't even be seen from the front of the park. Maybe when we get back next week they will be more pronounced.
There were several workers out in the fields clearing paths, pulling weeds, and raking the paths.
Halfway up the hill we stopped to eat lunch and watch the little "train" drive by with people my kids deeply envied because their awesome mothers allowed them to ride on the "train" up the hill instead of forcing them to walk their little legs off! (I must say...my kids slept GREAT that night! 1.5 miles to the train station. 1.5 miles to the park. 1.5 back to Kurihama Station. 1.5 from Chuo to home.)
Once we got to the top the kids quickly ditched me and ran for the FUN!
First, a few trips through Godzilla's belly slide. Then, off to the rope ladders, zip line, and towers.
While they played at the park I played with my camera. First, I found a young couple relaxing under one of sakura trees. Then, an older couple chatting, taking pictures of each other and enjoying the beautiful day.
|He snaps a picture|
|Shows her the picture.|