Friday, August 31, 2007
Welcome to the Beach!
Just being ironic ... actually, this photo isn't a good indication of how welcoming Rocky River Park actually is. It's a lovely little beach park, with a great new playground for kids, a picnic shelter, plenty of benches and swings for people to sit on and enjoy the water view, and of course a great view of the sunset every evening ... which is truly a bonus of living along the southern shore of a body of water. Every night a sunset over water. It's easy to take it for granted, but I view each one as special.
I'm also fond of the park because they allow you to bring your dog there, as long as you keep it on a leash, unlike the nearby Lakewood Park. But at least Lakewood has a city dog park, which makes up for it.
One thing I have noticed here in Northeast Ohio ... there aren't a lot of undeveloped little parks like this on the water. It seems that most of the waterfront is taken up with homes, apartments, factories, ports ... anything but public recreation. That's why a park like this is such a gem!
However, the next beach pics I post will be a lot more scenic ... as they should be from Cape Cod. We leave tomorrow for a week of rest and relaxation ... and hopefully lots of picture-taking!!!