Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 31

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's going on
OUTSIDE our doors.

An unexpected deluge came through last week,
cooling us off with delightful temperatures.
We decided to have one last family picnic
before the onset of the usual summer heat and humidity.

We headed out to a local park in Lake Wales.
One of the things we like best about this area,
is the number of biking trails and parks within a 20-minute drive.
Did you spot the Sand Hill Cranes on the right side of the photo?

 We picked up a rotisserie chicken at Publix for the boys.
I had some leftover rice and black beans and we all ate corn on the cob.
Can I tell you how marvelous it is to be able to eat corn again?
I'm scarfin' it up every chance I get!

And what picnic would be complete without watermelon?
It really hit the spot.

After supper, we headed out onto the trail
for a 2-mile bike ride.

It was pretty gusty,
although with so many trees blocking the winds,
it made for an easy ride.

 We wound our way down to the pier,
where folks fish and just enjoy the view.

The gazebo was recently added.

What a fantastic day to spend time outside.

Knowing that this is probably the last picnic for a while,
we savored every moment.
I hope you have some family fun planned !