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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Picnic in the park

 Last week I told you we had a picnic in the park on Fathers Day.  We had never been to this park and it was such a pretty little place.  I wanted to show you some pictures of it.
It's on the banks of the Thornapple River in Ada Michigan which is about 45 minutes from our house.  There was a really nice picnic pavilion, paths to walk on and some cool statues.


Here's Alaina and Ruby on a statue I thought was so cool!



Here it is without anyone sitting on it.  It's called Fish Tales and is a grandpa telling his grandson about a big fish!  You can't see it on this photo, but the branch the boy is sitting on,  has roots that turn into fish swimming around.







Another fun statue




The river was peaceful and calm.







Another fun statue!








Lots of pretty flowers.




There was even someone fishing.



There were some kids enjoying jumping on these rocks on the bank of the river.




At the edge of the park is a dam.




Such a pretty place to spend an afternoon.


15 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a gorgeous place! I don't know which I like best...the place itself or the statues. Alaina & ruby look so perfect and cute on the fish statue.

Joyful said...

It's a beautiful setting to have an outing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Looks like a perfect outing!! Beautiful area. And, plenty of sunshine!

Sparky said...

I can hear the old man with the giant fish saying, "It was THIS big ..." *lol* Those are cool statues. Such a pretty place. I'm glad y'all had such a good time. Makin' more happy memories that will last a lifetime.
Blessings. xx

R's Rue said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy a day.

Martha said...

Such a pretty place and I really love the statues there!

Deb said...

Hi Mari. That's a great park. So fun to spend Father's Day there with your family. Hope you have a great week!

Linda said...

What a lovely place, Mari. smiles

Changes in the wind said...

What a great find and the pictures are great.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

What a delightful park.

And what delightful statues! Central Park in NYC, has nothing on you... Regarding whimsical statues.

Plus, YOUR park is certainly much safer, than Central Park in NYC!!!!

I love how your Grand Daughters are dressed alike! And in sweet dressed!!!!! Please tell their Mom!!!!

Terri D said...

It sure looks like you had a beautiful day for a picnic and that park is so nice! I love the sculptures you shared with us. Wish I knew who the sculptor is. I wonder if they are by Seward Johnson? He does whimsical sculptures of everyday Americana. No matter, they are great! The girls are always adorable! xo

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...


what a beautiful place to spend the day.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Truly delightful, Mari! Those statues are wonderful. What an awesome day. xoxo

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Wow! What a gorgeous park. Love the statues!! So cool

Jean said...

I love this place!!! Those sculptures are amazing and so interesting!

Your granddaughters are so beautiful! I love all their pretty dresses!