I have spent the summer letting Lily do whatever she wants in the water. I have decided that I would not push her to do anything she didn't want to do. The past few summers I felt I needed to fight through her fears and thought she would end up liking the water in the end. Can you believe that didn't work? Yes, I know, you are stunned. So this summer Lily has decided to take some risks in the water all on her own. She still will not stick her face anywhere near the water, but when we go she goes in with no fear. She will hold onto the side and kick, she went under a shower of water all on her own. Previously this has really shook her up. The sprinklers are simply horrifying for my girl. And today she rode on Peters back all around the river. She was a little scared, but decided it was fun enough that she would do it anyways.
And I am embarrassed to admit that I have come to this place all my life. It was my river of choice for a whole summer in college while I was babysitting my nephews (I was here on a daily basis) and never once did I travel across the street to this wonderful park.
This bridge is the longest single span bridge in the world.
I felt like a tourist in my home town today. These days I live in suburbia and I do like it that way, but this is why I love my home. Beauty is everywhere there. If only they would get themselves a target I just might move :)