Monday, July 28, 2008

Day 209 - Of birds and bikes

Today we broke the cycle of Wii, Uno, Sorry, Yahtzee, and Monopoly. We loaded the boys and their bikes in the van and headed to Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick and strolled along both sides of the creek in the business district. Along the way, I spotted the little bird above. To better understand what his bird is, see my posts of March 3 and February 15. We then drove to the lake in Baker Park. The lake is popular place for ducks, mostly mallards, but with a few other birds for variety. One family with a toddler was feeding the ducks and this little one got his snack and was being chased by a larger one.

Chris later slowly herded the ducks back towards the water.

Both boys rode heir bikes around the lake. Here's Michael across the lake from us.

There are also Canada geese around the lake - in fact Maryland has a large, year-round population of these big birds. None of the water fowl are afraid of the humans, but they did scurry when a large dog (leashed) wandered by.

Afterwards, we went back downtown to have dinner at The Green Turtle, a sports bar and grill by the creek. Then back home to finish off the day with another round of Yahtzee and Wii (and a late posting of some of today's pics). More photos will be on Marianne's blog before long.

1 comment:

Gawdess said...

looks like a beautiful place and a good time