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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

OOF 8/17: Picnic in the Park

by Ken Newquist / August 17, 2008

I'm doing the bachelor dad thing while Sue's away at a PowWow this weekend, so I figured it'd be a good thing if we started off our day with some exercise. I packed some zucchini bread and milk for the kids, loaded up the wagon our baseball mitts and Lucas, then walked to the Cosmic Cup for morning coffee while Jordan road her bike. Coffee in hand, we walked back home, deposited the bike in the side alley, then walked down to Nevin Park for breakfast under the trees.

After that the kids and I ran around on the playground equipment and swung on the swings, taking occasional breaks to play catch. All in all, a good start to the day, the only downside to which was the whining from Jordan about how tired she was on the walk back home.

It wasn't a hard work out, as things go, but it got my heart pumping climbing the hill back from the park, and tired out the kids so I think we can declare mission was accomplished.

This is one of the reasons I enjoy living in Easton, particularly in our neighborhood; almost everything we need for day-to-day life is within walking distance. Heck, if the local elementary school wasn't under renovation, our daughter would even be able to walk to kindergarten. What I really need to do to up my exercise quotient even further is to start walking downtown to 3rd Street to pick up my comics at The Phantom of the Attic -- a weekly jaunt downtown on Wednesdays to pick up my comics seems like a great way to get some geeky exercise.