After a few days in California, it was off to Iowa for a couple weeks with Grandma and Grandpa. One of the many places we hit up was… Iowa City’s City Park.
Yes, we have been here before. And yes, the name is just as creative as it’s always been. Whatever; it’s a lovely place right along the river, with trees, playing fields, open space, and an area with a few kid-sized rides like a merry-go-round, baby ferris wheel and a working (miniature) train on a quarter-mile oval track. Nyan’s always loved this park, and this time was no different. In fact, we went there a couple times on this visit to the homeland.
Did I mention there are ducks? There are ducks.
And rides too. Every kid loves the rides. Especially the plane.
Don’t forget the merry-go-round.
But of course, the crème de la crème is the train. Here we had to wait patiently as it finished a run:
And a few runs around the track, with Grandma, with Grandpa, even with Daddy.
Nyan loved the train so much that he took several walks along the entire length of the track.
The park, the train and the rides have all been there since Daddy was a boy – even before that, surely – and we hope they’ll still be there for many years to come!