Now we don't have a REAL beach near us - but every year they make a pretend one at one of MY parks. It begins with them turning on the wishing well waterfall (this actually floods the lake that is empty over winter and fills it up) Here I am at the top of the wishing well and then the steps lead down to the lake below. We followed the path all the way around the lake stopping at the theater in the park - but nothing was on - we were hoping to hear a "dog day afternoon" but alas there was only bullfrogs and birds playing and they got pretty boring after 2.2 seconds!
And here is the before and after pics taken of the lake can you believe they empty it and fill it up EVERY year! The water comes from another much bigger lake that is nearby. They also put down new sand each year. The little bridge we are sitting on is the overflow for the lake. Mom always thinks it is kind of funny to go swimming here with the fishies and turtles. What is kind of scary is we saw 3 snakes in the water today too and one big old brown one about 6 feet long just sunning himself on the grass. Mom made us stay on the path after that ! It makes Mom chuckle - people always ask her about ALL the snakes in Australia but she has seen more since living in the USA then she ever did in the 40 years back home!
You guys are so brave. We don't even like going over bridges with water. After all what about those trolls. One wrong step and you are in the water.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great place for a walk but yikes we agree stay on the paths those snakes can be sneaky. Have a marvellous Monday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Someone was sure thirsty to drink all that lake water, then they had to refill it with water again.ReplyDelete
What an amazing place and the way they create that lake! We don't care for snakes either! So...stay out of the lake!ReplyDelete
Ooooh snakes are enough to make me want to stay far away! You are very brave and looks like a fun place to be if not for the snakes!ReplyDelete
Did you say snakess? ooohhh shivers - no snakes. It looks beautiful though my friends! XOXO - BaconReplyDelete
We love your little beach. Anything without waves is goodReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
We have a lot of lakes around us also, but Maggie is scared of them so we stick wif the boring fairgrounds, and our mom is scared of snakes so we can't win.ReplyDelete
That is so cool! I love the lake's before and after photos....though I do not think my Ma would ever swim in such water. She is afraid of fishes! BOL You need to be careful of the snakes!ReplyDelete
Happy Monday, pals.
that's like magic, I can't believe they can "make" a lake! I just imagine how my dad would jump down this steps with me on the leash hahahaReplyDelete
OMD that is just amazing. We had no idea that they would empty and re fill a like Just fur swimming.ReplyDelete
We agree... there are WAY too many Snakes in this country. We are not fans of them at all.
Wow, that a lot of work they go through every year to create a beach! And ugh, better avoid those snakes. They sound scary.ReplyDelete
Wonder how many gallons of water that lake holds. What a nice place to walk around. Your day looks lovely with the blue skys.ReplyDelete
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot
That's a lot of water! Where does the water go, when they drain the lake?ReplyDelete
That's incredible that they refill the lake every year. We don't have a REAL beach either. Just the river and it's mostly mud.ReplyDelete
SHE's only seen 3 snakes in the 40 years SHE's lived here, too. BOL! But lots as a kid in Virginia.
Love your photos. Looks like another beautiful day.
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
We will pass on the swimming with snakes, thank you very much!ReplyDelete
Your park is so pretty, Reilly and Denny!
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
A 6 ft snake would creep me out I'd never go back there! Odd that they fill that lake every year!!ReplyDelete
Eeeewwwwww....snakes!! We are happy that the one thing we don't have as many of in California that we did in Texas are snakes!!ReplyDelete
We are so very happy you have your beach back!!
Dory, Jakey Arty & Bilbo
That is so cool that they actually make a lake for the summer. Not a fan of snakes either. It is really a gorgeous area!ReplyDelete
You boys really do live in a most arooootiful area!ReplyDelete
Why do they empty the lake though?
Wally & Sammy
That is so weird that they drain the water every year. Seems like a lot of labor costs, but it does look pretty when its all filled in.ReplyDelete
Snakes are awful on land or water. I think I can run faster than I can swim, so I'll stick to dry land!
Snakes? You are way braver than me! Love DollyReplyDelete
How very exciting! You have a very pretty park!ReplyDelete