Remember the hours spent at playgrounds that looked like this?!
Lots of METAL and WOOD equipment to play on. We had to be careful though, if it was too hot outside, we could get nice second degree burns on our hands and legs!
Eventually, the paint would fade leaving us to play on bare wood.
How many times did we have to go home and have Mom remove a splinter because a ride was weather beaten?
Do you recall the rides shaped liked spiders? Kids always banged their heads on this one and it hurt!! It's not like today where everything is made of plastic.
My heart wouldn't stop pounding everytime the kids climbed the ladder to this huge sliding board. They just don't make them THIS big anymore!
While Nic sat at the top, I was mapping out in my mind the quickest way to the hospital.
Of course, this old park doesn't have all the cedar chips or recycled rubber beneath all the rides. Just dirt and grass. We're talking Old School, Baby!
What giants did they have in mind when they created this monstrosity? The seats are so high up, I could barely get on them myself. It took three times before I was finally able to lift Nic high enough to sit on the seat.
You wouldn't believe how far back I had to stand to try and get the whole swing set in the picture. Can you tell how enormous this is?
My favorite was always the monkey bars. I remember being able to hold onto them and flipping backwards, landing on my feet. How? I have no idea. How I didn't give Mom a heartattack I also have no idea.
Since it was getting hot, we decided to take a walk in the woods to look for fairies. Mary was so hoping to find a mushroom patch, where she claims they often live.
We searched by the water.
We searched in trees.
Mary thought this would be a great place for fairies to build a home.
"Nope," she said, "I don't see a table and chair in here."
The search continued, but we never found a single fairy, not even a leprechaun! That's ok. We'll bring Daddy back another day. Maybe he can help us spot one.