Saturday, June 25, 2011

Never too old for the park






Today was the first day in the last 6 that I've had more than 2-3 hours in a row to just relax and not do anything productive.  Luckily for me, the weather was cooperating and today was a nice, sunny, 75 degree day (24 C for my non-American readers).  My girlfriend and I spent a good half hour on the phone talking about how she's having the entire house steam-cleaned and how her mom was driving her crazy.  I suggested that we do something together so she could get the heck out of the house.  Since we are both broke college students, neither one of us wanted to do anything that involved spending more than $10.  After a whole 2 minutes of deliberation, we decided to go to the park by her house.

I picked her up a half hour later and drove the 5 minutes to the park.  Now, since it was a beautiful Saturday, the place was bustling with kids and their parents trying to keep an eye on them as the little ones ran all around and played on the equipment.  My girl and I found an old piece of equipment, a monkey-bar like structure that stood about 7 feet tall, and climbed to the top and just sat on it talking.  It was quite relaxing, really.  After about 15 minutes of that, we took turns on the swing set, chased each other around playfully, and ended the day by walking around the track and through the towering trees for a bit before taking the basket out of my car and having a picnic consisting of random snacks we each grabbed from the pantry before we left.

Even though the two of us are clearly too old and too big for the slides and other equipment, we still managed to have loads of fun spending the entire afternoon together.  I guess whether you're 10 years old or twice that age, you can still have fun at the local park, even if all you do is chat, act like a kid on the swing set, enjoy the weather, and enjoy the company of someone else.

37 comments:

  1. I still play at the parks and I'm 18 :)

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  2. Been a few years, but I'm a huge park fan. Never grow up, never grow old!

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  3. Parks are always fun man. good stuff

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  4. Park for a date? Cheap, romantic, nostalgic, that's a sweet move bro

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  5. Sounds a lot like myself and my lady. Good to see that there are still those out there both in touch with the inner child and romantic side! You should try making dinner for her sometime (from scratch).

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  6. That's a good date idea. Save some cash.

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  7. Can't agree more with that statement! Go to the park with few friends to reminisce about those childhood days.

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  8. Good on you getting some time to relax.

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  9. parks are awesome, and no matter how old you are

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  10. You're never too old if your still having fun!

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  11. That's awesome. My GF and I spend a lot of time at a park near us. It's on a lake, so we can just relax and watch the ducks.

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  12. was literally at the park last night :D

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  13. these days, not enough people go outside

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  14. Im 18 and I still play in the park :D

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  15. I love to go visit the park man!

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  16. That shit is even better when you're baked!

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  17. Agreed, me and my girlfriend do that all the time.

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  18. Haven't been to the park in about a decade. Seems like an alright idea.

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  19. Reminds me of my first date with my boyfriend. We ended up hanging out at a playground all night after a movie. He made me laugh until I fell off a seesaw. Good times.

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  20. Aren't you just a cutie pitutie. Haha nice bro, glad you got a chance to relax, reflect and hang out with some good people.

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    -Gnarley Sheen

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  21. Dang i miss those good old days, now that i just recently graduated i wish i can go back ! +follow

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  22. I agree, productive stuff sucks.

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  23. Past a certain time in the evening it's only older folks, as in 20+. A chill place to smoke as well.

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  24. Great post, I may have to visit my local park after reading this :)

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  25. I haven't been to the park in awhile

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  26. i live like a block away from the park and find atleast one day to go every week just to relax great post man

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