|Sakurafubuki....sakura snow storm...Kenzie chasing petals|
The kids played here for about 15 minutes while I tried to figure out which park I was going to try next. I found a green spot and put a pin on it, then we started making our way there. So, I managed to turn a 15 minute walk from station to desired park into a 45 minute walk from station to wrong park to desired park. Oops...
|Me: "Look at this hill, kids!"|
Kids: "Uuugghhh...can we rest a minute?"
I'm so glad it was a beautiful day. The kids and I took a leisurely stroll through the streets of this hilly town. And, when I say leisurely, I mean that there were some crazy hills that made the kids ill-tempered, hot, thirsty, tired, sore legged, sweaty....I'm sure they mentioned other adjectives to describe their 'adventure'. For the most part, they took it all in stride. Since it was a beautiful day and we had nothing scheduled all day we could take our time walking around the little city. We took a lot of breaks and checked out every nook and cranny we found along the way. "Mom...what do you think is down that street?" "I don't know, do you want to find out?" "YES!" "Okay, let's go!" That was usually Garytt....Kenzie wasn't so impressed with walking down every side street....school gets out around 2 and she needed to be home so she could hang out with her friends.
|Turns out, the birds weren't living,|
breathing birds, but little statues.
The Boy was up the stairs in no time, excited to see the birds as well as what would greet him at the top. Kenzie, however, moaned, groaned, whimpered and whined her way up each stair with feet that seemed to weigh 25 pounds each as they stomped slowly up the hill.
We found ourselves at another little park. This one was a normal looking park...slides, swings, monkey bars. So, while I walked around looking at trees and flowers, the kids were having a blast (yes, even Her Highness discovered she could have fun at the top of this hill).
After about 15 minutes or so at this park, we made our way back out to the main road and, once again, climbed a hill to the park I was praying was the correct park. I'm not sure Mackenzie would have even taken one more step if this was the wrong park, again. At the top of the hill we rounded a corner, walked up some stairs and then found ourselves face to face with the 210 Yokosuka toll gate we drive through on our way north. Kenzie broke into tears....we are SO FARRRRR from home!!!!! It's okay, kid, the park is right ... up another hill ...
|Park Map and Area Map|
|Sidewalk or road ... ??? ... We followed it to|
the end and lived to tell about it!