Monday, October 17, 2011

What to do on a Fall Day?

It's a beautiful fall day, the leaves are turning and falling, my 4 kids are home with me and my wife has to go to work.  Soccer is cancelled since the fields are too wet and I need to keep my kids busy.

First thing we do is go for a bike ride!  We heard about this bike path from my sister-in-law so we decide to go try it out.  The 19-mile Perkiomen Trail runs through the Perkiomen Creek Valley from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail at Oaks, Upper Providence Township to the largest County Park, Green Lane Park. Most of the trail is a 10-foot wide cinder or stone aggregate (non-paved) surface with grass shoulders. Selected sections are  paved where deemed appropriate.  We drive to Green Lane Park to start at the beginning of the trail.  Such a beautiful park and we had a great bike ride up and down hills, through the woods, and over creeks.  Here are some things we learned about the park.
     The trail is an important regional amenity and landmark,  it provides a wealth of benefits to nearby communities by:
  • preserving a greenway link, along the Perkiomen Creek;
  • serving as both a recreation and a transportation resource;
  • providing access to the creek, for sightseeing, fishing and other water related recreation.
  • enhancing property values; and
  • contributing to local economies by bringing new customers to existing businesses and by creating a demand for new services.
After our ride and coming home we decided to get the rakes out and rake some leaves into a pile.  We made a huge pile for the kids to jump in.

Everyone helped rake the leaves and pile them up.  Once we were done all the hard work, it was time for the fun to begin.

Lined up and ready to go!!

My oldest son, Daniel was the first one to "dive" into the pile.

After a few minutes, and everyone getting into the fun, our huge pile of leaves was reduced to a small mound.

And now everyone is hiding under the leaves.

All in all we had a great weekend.  The weather was a perfect fall day in the 70's and the sun was shining most of the weekend.  Now I have to go back out and rake the pile of leaves back into a huge mountain for the kids.
Have a great week!

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