A walk by the river…

We like to go to the Otto Armleder Park to visit the Little Miami River.  We tread water, watch kayakers, collect rocks and shells, and hike through the woods.  The park also has bike/skating paths, large soccer fields, picnic tables and grills, a playground and very popular dog parks.  I love visiting when the water is low so you can walk the dry banks and hunt for treasures.  This time the water was a little high but we were still able to walk quite a bit.

We had the river all to ourselves

Other than a lone kayaker in the distance and a fisherman, we had the river to ourselves

Searching for rocks to skip like daddy

Searching for rocks to skip like daddy

Searching for rocks and shells

Looking for rocks and shells for their collections

tiny river rocks

tiny river rocks

I spy a seashell the kids missed...

I spy a seashell the kids missed…

pieces of a light blue egg washed up on the riverbank

pieces of a light blue egg washed up on the riverbank

A walk through the forest path alongside the river

A walk through the forest path alongside the river

Glimpse of the river through the trees

Glimpse of the river through the trees

We discussed which animal we think this home belongs too, each child have a different answer which fit so well with their personalities.

We talked about which animal we think this home belongs too, each child had a different answer – which fit so well with their personalities.

flowers greeted us on the path

flowers greeted us on the path

It was a relaxing afternoon, next time we will have to bring Gio because he really enjoys the water.

 

6 thoughts on “A walk by the river…

  1. It warms my heart and makes me smile to see the picture of Ben hiking thru the tall overgrowth with the kids. Does he remember when I used to take him Volksmarching to the Bob Evans farms in south Ohio? He made me a wooden heart with a foot powered antique jig saw.I still have it, hangs on my family wall. xoxo 😉

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