Streams, creeks and old fashioned fun

There’s something so appealing about a stream flowing along, sparkling in the afternoon sunlight.  On a hot, late summer afternoon, what could be better than sitting on a rock and cooling your feet.  Kids are so very attracted to water.  It draws them like a magnet.  Before moms can protest, and fuss about getting wet, their little feet are out of those shoes and into that irresistible, moving, wet temptation.  The experience of wading didn’t disappoint me one bit either.

It was actually a lot more fun than going to the beach, dragging your umbrellas, sand toys, sticky with sunscreen and the efforts of pushing that beach cart over soft, shifting sand and then sitting, sweating in the sun.  A shady grassy bank, flowing cold water and delighted children – that’s a much better proposition.

We had the fun of a clan picnic on labor day, on the grassy banks of this stream.  Low-key, old fashioned fun.

This park was in Lowville Ontario.  There was a playground, lots of picnicking areas, and plenty  of trails to walk.  The highlight is the wide shallow stream which the older children can follow downstream, over “rapids” and “waterfalls”, while the little ones wade to their hearts delight.


When was the last time you went wading? Don’t the years just melt away when your feet splash into that creek?
~Lora

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About Lora

I am a 40 something wife to my patient and talented husband Scott, Mom to my five children (from toddler to teen) and oldest sister to eight siblings. I am interested in too many things, love to read everything around me, and have developed a strong interest in design and renovation along with my husband. I am conservative, Christian, and by the grace of God, trying to find His way through the ups and downs of my life.
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One Response to Streams, creeks and old fashioned fun

  1. joanne says:

    looks like lots of fun!!!

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