Thursday, February 11, 2010

Once in park, kids naturally go a bit feral

Once in park, kids naturally go a bit feral
Published February 11, 2010 in the Commercial Appeal

On Sunday, prior to the Super Bowl (Geaux Saints!) and the ninja snow attack, we took the monkeys (Satchel, 7, and Jiro, 5) and the dogs to Overton Park for a hike through the Old Forest. My husband, Warren, suggested that we walk along the edges of the golf course since the trails were a little muddy from the previous week's rain.

Even though it had been only a week since we were in the same spot sledding on the ice, we noticed a big difference. An oak had been struck by lightning and there was a fresh burn mark from top to bottom. We could even see a trail of splattered bark bits along the ground.

"Awesome!" the boys yelled as they went to investigate. They wasted no time climbing down into the Lick Creek ditch and scaling up the other side to get a closer look. Jiro had trouble making it up the wall, so Satchel grabbed a fallen branch and held it out to him. Once up, they both ran over to the tree to touch the mark...(Read more)

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