Postcards from Life

Dennis the Menace Park

Dennis the Menace Park
(Also known as El Estero Park)
I told you there would be some musings…
Many years ago when visiting with my Oma (Mom) we would come to this park.
A lot of good childhood memories.
 I miss the Merry Go round swing. You could grab the handle, and run as fast you could go.
Then watch your feet fly out.
It looks like it was removed.
I guess another example of how fun – unsafe play was LoL
I especially loved the train, back then you were able to climb aboard and let loose the world of pretend…
The train has now been closed off, I presume to preserve its historical value.
Lil Dragon was disappointed, but I hear there is a rail road camp near by 🙂
This is my favorite park in the whole United States.
There are paddle boats& fishing nearby.
There is small garden maze with a play scape in the middle.
There is a giant bridge.
and even a rock climbing wall.
If there is something better I haven’t seen it yet.
It’s so awesome that the McDonalds on the corner didn’t even bother putting in a play area.
(Which I have to say I was really disappointed to not find an indoor play area from Pacific Grove – thru – Marina that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Not even an indoor bounce/ jump house. The nearest one is in Salinas &Santa Cruz. I did find out about MY a Monterrey Youth museum (from what I could tell its like a Children Discovery museum). The parking down town was horrendous – After driving around in circles I decided it wasn’t worth it.)
See the boots? Lil Dragon absolutely loves them 🙂
Go ahead & Add Fireman to his repertoire…

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