Our Day at the Park

On Tuesday, we took our kids to the park and before they went to play, we planned on climbing the mountain.  It’s technically not a mountain but that’s what it is known as.  It’s pretty much like walking up a steep hill until you reach the top looking over the whole city.  I had a surprise coming though…..

We pulled into the parking lot and I happened to look down at my feet.

I immediately regretted what I saw and what I forgot.

Me:  “Oh man, why did I do that?”

Hubby:  “What are you talking about?”

I just looked down again.

He looked back at me like I had lost my mind.

I then rolled my eyes and held up one of my feet and he started laughing.

I was wearing my flip flops.

Who does that?  This was going to be fun hiking up the trail!  Needless to say that I was a bit slower than him and our kids!

We still had a lot of fun though and the kids had a blast!

I was slow as it was hiking up to the top with my flip flops on but it was still a work out regardless of what I was wearing.  I looked at our kids in envy a couple times because most of the time, they were running.  I remember when I could do that when I was their age – not any more!  It turned out to be a great workout.  Maybe I should do it more often?  I tell you what though, It was so much easier going down than it was going up.  After we were finished with our half hour or so trip up the mountain, the kids had some fun at the park.
It was a great day.  Next time I will have to make sure that someone reminds me not to wear my flip flops when doing something like this before I become absent minded and slip on my flip flops (I don’t like shoes and that’s all I wear in the summer).  See?  I have an excuse!
Lesson learned.

14 comments to Our Day at the Park

  • Design It Chic

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  • Busy Working Mama

    Glad you still made it with the flip flops! I live in flip flops on weekends 🙂

  • Alison

    Hiking in flipflops? I'm impressed. Thanks for visiting my blog today and becoming a follower. Now following you!

    Blessings.

  • Jenn Erickson

    Wow, what a spectacular view and a great looking park! Kudos to you for making the trek in flip-flops. What a wonderful summer memory!

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  • Charity

    Following you back! Have a great weekend!

  • Tammy

    I did that on vacation, only wore my chaco's that are a lot like flip flops. We toured a cave and they were not the shoes to be doing that in…lol…I can relate!

    Thanks for stopping by today and the follow. I am your newest follower too! Happy Weekend!

  • Mrs. Fine

    Well, you certainly would have looked great hiking…and can always pass it off as you wanted to wear flip flops to a) look great; b) have an excuse to walk slowly to take in the scenery!

    Thanks for following and I've followed back! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Angie

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  • freckleonthenose

    What a cute set of kids you have! Adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I'm your newest follower! 🙂

  • Susieqtpies

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    Have a weekend!

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  • akritical

    That's too funny! I'm glad you made it and looks like you all had a great time. I love the pics. That's a beautiful view.

  • FrugalMom

    It looks like a great day for everyone.

  • Amo

    I am always inappropriately dressed for occassions such as that. My friends used to make fun of me for wearing my Birkenstock sandals and a skirt when I would play golf. I just don't do active wear! The mountain looks like fun!!

  • CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley)

    awesome