Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This past Halloween, Don and I bought a year pass to the Springs Preserve. We have only been back a few times because of weather or it being a bit too far away, but today we decided it would be a good day to go.
The boys love the play area there. Originally Don didn't like that there was no traditional "playground", but now he has grown to like how the play area is a bit more original. They have a huge sand and water area as well as a train the kids love to jump on and yell, "ALL ABOARD!". Turtle shells that spin seemed to be what Lucas loved and a huge snake made for a fun balance beam.
Since we got there only an hour before closing time, we rushed the kids out of the play area and headed to the Origen Experience where they have a live animal exhibit. Rabbits, a fox, ants, scorpions, and many more desert animals were outside. The boys ran from one exhibit to the next looking and trying to find what was behind the glass.
Another area had a few small water falls (desert style) and a huge granite circle that was turning naturally from the water it was on top of. The boys jumped on the granite merry go round and Wyatt tried to stand up surfer style. With only a few minutes to spare before closing, we headed out of the preserve with promises to the boys to come back again soon. Who knew free could be so much fun!