I've been eating like a jolly old elf...sugar and sweets and yummy rich meats, which are encasing my ribs in fat.
Time to start walking again.
And exploring Salt Lake City as well. Or as I have come to call it: Going on a field trip.
Come along with me if you'd like!
I've driven past Liberty Park many times and wanted to stop to have a look around.
While Monday was quite cold, there was no wind or snowfall, so off I went for an adventure.
I confess...I gave in to the sledding urge myself: I dropped on my back and raised my feet up. My knee length down jacket kept my back warm while my body coasted to the foot of the hill.
As I walked away I gave a shrug and a wave to the young mother who stood supervising her boys as they sledded.
The woman told me that the greenhouse served to grow plants for all the public parks, and that I was welcome to come inside some other day...it was just then 3:30, and the green house was closed for the day.
I could see small tables and chairs scattered amongst the geraniums; what a lovely place to spend some time with a friend over a cup of tea poured from a thermos on a winter's day.
A little further on was a lovely old house.
I cautiously approached the front door, not knowing if it was a private residence or part of the park's buildings.
I was quite enchanted by the door handle. Isn't it a beauty?
The building was closed until April. I'll be jotting the opening date on to my calendar; can't wait to see all that's inside!
At last I came across a map of Liberty park. I have visited Tracy Avery before; once on Christmas Day three years ago, and again with my parents a few weeks ago. Lots of construction is going on there, another visit will be made once all the work is done.
I was surprised to see that there was a swimming pool and tennis courts to be enjoyed some day as well. Liberty Park has more to offer than I had known.
It had an Olympic Theme, and lots of great play equipment.
Tempting....but what if I got stuck in the slide going down? I could freeze to death before anyone would find me.
Or worse...I'd be found, and 911 would be called to cut me free...I can see it all now in the newspaper.
I'll leave that fun for a time when I am less bundled up in sweater and jacket and post Christmas treat chub as well.xylophone made from wood! I tapped on the different boards and they sounded back with a clear chime like note.
And here. I imagine in summer the whole area is blasting with childish orchestration celebrating the sheer joy of music making.
Surrounding the play area was an obstacle course marked with tortoise and hare motif, and words of wisdom about endeavor and perserverance. Quite amusing to have the same motif on the sun dial as well.
(Oh, and energy efficient as well. Global warming put to good use. Thanks Al!)
Liberty Park....I'll be back again for another look, perhaps on a warm spring day come April.