Monday, July 19, 2010
Dan and I invested in a state park pass this year. We figured that it would be worth it if we went to some of the many state parks in our area.
I'm impressed with Delaware's state parks. Having grown up in semi-rural Pennsylvania, my family didn't spend time going to parks. All we had to do was walk out the door and fields, woods and streams were nearby. However, we've found that since we live in the city, we really value going somewhere to be surrounded by trees, open skies and nature. And Delaware provides a lot of different options fairly close by.
So while Dan has been having a more relaxed schedule (that will all change in a week), we've taken the opportunity to visit some of these parks. We've gone to a couple state parks and one of the county parks.
Here's what we got to see at one of the state parks. We were right along the river where ships pass by on their way to and from a nearby port.
Pond and woodlands at another park (yes, that's Edwin under the hat).
Ready for a woodland hike at a local county park.
And, of course, always beware of poison ivy!