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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday Topics–5 Activities In My Town

The Austin Family Diary
My home town in New Jersey was tiny and I highly doubt there are 5 activities to do in town. Same with the town I moved from when we moved here! Therefore I’m going to write about 5 activities in my current town, which I’m proud to call home!
  1. Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is by far the best place for kids and families in town! We love it. It’s free on weekdays and $2 per person Friday-Sunday. These pictures are from our very first trip to the farm in August 2009!

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  2. The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is about the farthest south you can go in my town – near the actual farmland of Kansas! It’s a beautiful area full of paths, trees, flowers, and gardens. There is a new train garden which we have yet to visit! Pictures from our first visit in April 2010:

  3. When you think of Kansas you might think I live in the middle of nowhere, but we have everything you’d ever want available. The shopping is great! I live about 3 miles from the closest mall, which includes Gabbie’s favorite store – American Girl, as well as my favorite – Gymboree! We also live close to Target, Walmart, etc. Downtown in the summer we have a farmers’ market as well.

  4. There are 83 parks in town! On a nice day, a favorite activity is to check out a playground we haven’t been to before. With so many parks, we could hit a new one each time! However, we tend to stick to the one that is a block away from our house – it’s just the easiest to get to!

  5. The Indian Creek Bike and Hike trail is 17 miles long, 10 of which run through our town. I spent a lot of time on the trail training for the 1/2 marathon and I actually have fond memories of running there! I look forward to running on the trail again when it is warm enough and I’m ready to run outside again. This was taken the day I first ran to the very end of the trail – not in town, not even in Kansas!


Who is ready to come visit me? I didn’t even share all the cool things to do in neighboring areas!


Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I am ready! It sounds like you live in a fantastic area. :)

Carole said...

Dara, I found your blog through The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife's GFC Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

Carole said...

Your GFC widget wouldn't load for me so I have manually added you to my Google Reader subscriptions instead.

Breenah said...

Good to know about these :D Maybe we'll have to make a trip up to KC one of these long weekends!

ShaunaQ said...

What a lovely town. Look at all that green! I want to take my daughter to American Girl but e closest is over an hour a way. Some day we'll make the trip!

Raising Reagan said...

It looks like so much fun with the little ones! Reagan and I went into a petting zoo once and at first she was not happy with it. It didn't help that the stupid llama sneezed all over us!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Jo Lane said...

Hello! Following from the blog hop! What beautiful children you have! Hope you follow back :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Looks like a great place to be bringing up kids! Fun!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I love beautiful trails. That is something my town doesn't really have. Thanks for sharing!

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

That's a beautiful city... I didn't even think of the trails in our little town.