Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fun on the Riverwalk

Most of us here in Michigan said goodbye to summer yesterday and hello to school this am.  Were you ready?  I thought I wasn't, but starting our routine felt so good.  William still has one more week off and our first full day for Lauren is tomorrow.  Full post Wednesday!
Labor Day weekend was a little football, a little pool, family time, date night, and even getting stuff done at home.  That extra day really helps!  But our first stop is one we should have made a long time ago.  We needed to get out of the house and wanted to take the kids on a little adventure.  I looked up a few things in the area, including the Riverwalk in downtown Detroit.  I've seen several facebook posts from friends, but had never been.  We have been missing out!
The heart of the Riverwalk is about a 10-15 minute drive from our house and parking was surprisingly so easy.  A free 2 hour lot was located right near the pavillion where the playground, concession and merry go round is located. 
 The kids thought we were on vacation.  Everything was so pretty and the views were perfect.
 Comfortable chaise lounge chairs were everywhere and I wish I would have packed a picnic lunch.  There were tables and plenty of spots on the grass!
 And these little libraries were everywhere.  We grabbed a copy of Dumbo, sat on a bench and enjoyed a story.

But this was the highlight!  It wasn't very warm, but I grabbed their swimsuits and a towel just in case.  Lauren and William were totally surprised when I said their suits were packed.  The pictures tell the rest...


  We ended our little adventure with an ice cream and were wishing we had found this little gem sooner!


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