Monday, July 2, 2012

When your power's out and you have no car

Ok, I'm exaggerating.  Those 2 things didn't happen at the same time, but they did happen within the same week!  I'm so lucky that I had just gotten my car back from the shop 2 days before that crazy storm.  And I'm also incredibly lucky that I was in one of the neighborhoods that got power back in 24 hours, as opposed to the WEEK they were predicting for the 4 MILLION people who lost power in this area.

But I have to say that, if it weren't 100 degrees outside, I wouldn't mind losing power one bit in this little town.  When I was stuck waiting around for 5 hours while my car was being worked on, I truly realized how lucky I am to live where I do.  There is so much to do in Kensington and most of it doesn't even require a wallet.

First stop, I had to get a sandwich and bottle of root beer from my favorite little market.

The "Jon":
fresh baked baguette

Next stop, walk across the street to the gardens to eat it, beg Niall to have some applesauce and then give him a bag of chips in defeat.

We really do love hanging out in these gardens-- at least I do.  I'm not sure that Niall's face really exudes enjoyment in that picture, but I think he is secretly having fun.  Even Brendan is content not doing anything here.

Just takin' it all in :)

But if there's one thing that can really capture Niall's attention, it's sticks.  And there are quite a few here. 

That, and the "creek" of raw sewage beneath a 15 foot drop off, flowing alongside the gardens.  Naturally, I have about 28 seconds to shovel my sandwich down my throat before Niall ventures over to the ledge and starts testing out his superhuman abilities (or lack thereof).

Since I don't let him plunge to his death over the creek wall, I let him climb his first tree (with a little help).  I have to find some way to let him live a little, right?  I'm not a total pill.

I can tell he's going to be climbing to the tops of these monsters a lot sooner than I would like, and I will just die if I ever have to go up there and bail him out.  Good thing there's a fire department down the street because my body would freeze up in fear by the time I looked down from the second branch.

Next stop, the old train station:

Boys, trains... 'nuff said.

Final stop, the kid's library:

Yes, this adorable little cottage is a kid's library.  Did I mention all of this is in walking distance from my house?  Barely even noticed the car was gone :)

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