We had a pretty quiet weekend but one thing we did do was find a new park. One thing I really miss from england is the woodland parks, where you can walk and have picnics etc. Here, in Portugal it can be quite difficult to find those kind of areas, and the beach can become abit samey, not to mention the sand in the sandwiches! But finally we found one, near my home there are signs for a 'parque de lazer' (leisure park) and I had tried to find it but couldnt, (signage is not always the best here), but I thought I would give it another try and we found it. Where I grew up, we had lots of woods and I spent many a happy hour playing in the woods and fields, and its something I want my kids to have.
Its nice, with small pine and eucalyptus trees and paths to discover. Lots of space for picnics and for little people to run and a play park. What we also saw was a family of deer, (I did take a photo but my lens wasnt long enough), something familiar to me but not my children. It is quite and peaceful, a nice place to spend time as a family and teach my children about nature. And the views are great, you can see for miles.
Here they are with a quite random model of a cow, not so unusual in Portugal.
On a mission, in their stride
We are looking forward to many more hours spent discovering our newly found 'parque de lazer'.
Come over and see the other entries on The Gallery this week.