Oh my goodness! We went to this park right after the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site because of their proximity to one another. We ended up having to go back a different day as well, because the 15 minutes of daylight that were left were simply not enough for our children. Plus, I forgot the stale bread that I'd been saving to feed the birds.
On this night, though, the weather was gorgeous and we were there just long enough for the kids to beg us to bring them back. Which we did, a couple of days later. We went back and fed the birds all of the bread we'd saved. The kids still hadn't had enough fun, so we quickly ran to the Old Home outlet, bought a couple of loaves of $0.88 bread and went back. Honestly, Bill and I were just having so much fun watching our kids, we couldn't resist getting more bread simply for the pleasure of seeing them have so much fun. On our final stop, we actually discovered the fish that are in the old quarry. When you throw a piece of bread in that water, it seriously looks like you're watching some kind of National Geographic film about piranhas. Those gold fish were feisty and I guess they love bread.
Even if a person wasn't interested in the water fowl at this park, the walking paths and the relative quiet that comes from being just outside of town would make this a pleasant stop on a 70 degree evening. We did not make it over to the historical barn any of the times we were there. Maybe next year!
Would anybody like to take a shot at writing the caption for the photo above? Look carefully at Fletcher's posture and expression and remember that he is 2 1/2 years old. Any ideas?
Another photograph taken by Leah. She sooo wanted a picture of that huge orange moon, but was sorely disappointed when it was so teeny in the picture. My little Fletchie is cute in the corner, though. : )