Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Shh... It's a secret.

Well, it MUST be a secret. Yesterday I discovered there's a park just around the block from my house. No lie! We bought our house back in 2002 and not once in the last four years did anyone show me this park much less mention it's existence! Yesterday a girl from work who lives a few blocks away from me brought this flyer that she found on her door. There's going to be a kid's carnival at Hidden Park and it had a map. I pointed out where I live and the route I take on my walks. I've never seen this park! Well, in my defense it is down an alley and even with a dog I don't go down alleys alone. Plus there are no signs pointing it out from any of the main roads. So last night Nickel, Peanut, and Snoogans (the dog) and I went on a very short walk (around the freakin' block!) to Hidden Park (it's real name) and played for about 30 minutes. There's not much to this little park. Just a big 6-person swing (you remember, like the one you had at elementary school growing up) and a slide. When we got there, there wasn't a single soul in the park. It was kind of nice, the weather was perfect and Peanut got to play (I even swung). Nickel and I wondered why there wasn't anymore playground equipment.

Well, now that I know about the Hidden Park I think we'll be taking more trips there to play!

8 comments:

eija said...

So... since there was nobody, you can suspect no-one else knows about it either. So maybe it's a state secret and now you're in danger for knowing too much!

*grin*

Cindy said...

How cool! I love this post! It's not every day you find a Hidden Park in your neighborhood.

I'm just tempted to come over and see if I can find your park.

Leslee said...

Eija, now I'm just plain scared!

Cindy, you can come over anytime!

EmmaSometimes said...

I love little community parks. Tucked away for no one to find...:o) Just bring your cell or mace. I do cemetery inscriptions and photographs and it's nice to have when you are feeling less than secure.

Or you could just have a Mr. T escort and carry a bazooka.

Leslee said...

The idea of having a body guard carrying a bazooka makes me smile. I wonder how Nickel would look with a bazooka.....?

Aunt Jo said...

Duh it IS called HIDDEN PARK you silly girl. The name fits!!

Have fun!

Does it have a "branch"?? haha

Leslee said...

AJ you snuck in on me. Yes, it's called Hidden Park for a very good reason. And no, :( they don't have a branch.

Badoozie said...

AND further more, if you ever become homeless, you could LIVE there, and it would be really fun.....