Tilden Park

After we finally made it to the Villa (Pops and Nana's house) we were able to feel like we were really on a vacation rather than a homelessness journey. Nana was visiting her London lovies so Auntie Anna took over as head squaw. We arrived and she had dinner on the table before 6:30! It was a record for the Villa. We love visiting, I just wish what happened at the Villa stayed at the Villa. No matter how I try, I gain the Villa Five every time we visit. The Villa Five continues to plague me for weeks after we depart. How it can go on so fast and take so long to work off is beside me. Ultimately it is worth every calorie and delicious bite. It was a fun few days of feasting and playing. Thank you Anna for cooking and keeping the train on time! :)

The first day we took off to Tilden Park. Max grew up going to this park as a little boy. I never knew such parks existed. Hank thought he had died and gone to train heaven.
They have this wonderful steam train that gives a 12 minute ride through the redwoods. Hank will never be the same. How can the lame mall train even hope to compare?
Even the big kids were impressed by this ride. Hank called it the Nana Train. :)
If a train ride wasn't cool enough, it also has a 100 year old merry go round. When Hailey saw the carousel horses she gasped. Such a grand time!
Few things can duplicate the joy I get watching the kids on a merry go round. It is like the world stops spinning for a brief moment and everything is happy and good.
Pops was entertaining as usual.

Happy!

Cotton Candy with Auntie Anna. They looked almost as sweet in the coordinating outfits Nana left for them.
Lollipops with Daddy.
And Thomas the train!!
Hank decided to roll down the hill and his sisters quickly followed suit.
They decided to race down...
Kaitlin got nailed in the head by Hailey's foot. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. This was a really happy day. All things childhood wrapped up in one magical place. We are all looking forward to our next visit to the Villa when we can have just another day at the park!

7 comments:

Courtney said...

How fun! Love the look on Hank's face at the carousel.
I am the same way at my parent's house and the Dodson's house....it's always so good!

Anonymous said...

Terrific day!! Such a perfect day!! Makes me happy even though I did not get to go along, I was there as the Nana Train!

MKHKKH said...

It was so fun!

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