Monday morning we jumped at an invitation to take a walk at Picnic Point, a local park that juts out into one of the large lakes here, creating a “point” where people can picnic. Walking to the point and back is a 2 mile walk and with company it quickly turned into easy exercise and a lot of fun. As you can see, the other cool thing about Picnic Point is that it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Along the way we passed a small, sandy beach area with a stunning view of the water.
This beach was so gorgeous I wanted to stop and move in permanently.
It appears to be a popular spot for all sorts of water enthusiasts. We saw a few boaters, lots of people walking and biking – but at the same time, it managed to feel blessedly quiet and peaceful.
The kids all walked, BB using her little Sheep Backpack Leash set up, something I don’t use often but decided this would be a good use for it. I knew she’d want to walk with the “Big Kids” but that I wouldn’t be able to trust her not to jump in the water at warp speed.
Close to the end of the path, we noticed an excellent view of the Capital Building! I of course had to stop and snap (another) picture.
All three kids were so well behaved and good-natured. They hiked the trail with us like little champs and had a blast digging in the sand, walking together and exploring the area. Every few feet there seemed to be another awesome discovery like this water fountain that requires the drinker to pump the water straight out of the ground!
After we had successfully walked to the point we decided to walk back to the beachy area for lunch where there was some nice shade and of course sand water to play with some more when the kids were done eating. In short, we had a fantastic time!