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Monday, April 27, 2009

Peace Valley

Yesterday (Sunday) was such an absolutely glorious day that John and I took a ride to our favorite park. It's in Bucks County, PA, in the town of Chalfont. It's called Peace Valley Park. The lake in the park is called Lake Galena. I just love it there. Of course, I took my camera from it's hiding place in my car into the house the other night. So I had no camera to take any pictures! I hope I remember it for the next time. I found these pictures via google.





The plan was to go to the park and walk the path around the reservoir. But once we got there, we both felt a little lazy and decided to stake out a picnic table and do some people watching. It was a great plan!

I was amazed how many people were in the water doing various things! Granted, it was about 90 degrees outside but that water had to be COLD! I had my heat on just 3 or 4 days ago!

There is a fairly large lake at the park. No motor craft is allowed on the water but sailboats, kayaks, canoes, row boats are allowed.

There was a fellow on a windsurfer and he was zipping up and down the lake! It was a great breezy day for sailboats and windsurfers. We saw a sunfish sailboat, but we don't think the folks in it were very proficient at sailing. We also saw 14 foot sailboat and that man looked like he was enjoying himself!



I was surprised how many kayakers there were in the water! If you flip a kayak, you're UNDER the boat until you flip it back! I don't think I'm brave enough to paddle a kayak. We also saw a pair of canoers.

There were lots of families at the park, having picnics. Some of the kids were even splashing in the water, along with a few dogs. I don't think you'll see me in the water until July. I hate swimming in cold cold water.

I like this park because you can bring your bike and ride the trails or walk. You can bring you pet and walk him (bring a pooper scooper and bags!)



John and I have decided that we need to start packing a picnic and leaving our chairs, blanket, cooler, etc. in my car so it's always ready for when we want to spend the day at the park.
Two summers ago, John and I rented a sailboat for 1/2 a day. It was a nice warm day in July, with a gentle breeze. We got the sail up, John gave me some quick instruction and off we went! Just as we got to the center of the lake, the wind died! And there we sat, turning this way and that, trying to catch a breeze to get us moving again. I bet we spent the better part of an hour, trying to get moving again. We finally got the sailboat to the beach! Next time, we'll make sure there's a good breeze blowing and I'll make sure I bring a t-shirt or something to cover up, in case we get stranded again!

11 comments:

darsden said...

Sounded like a wonderful day Joanie. It was beautiful here too. I had Miss Emoree so went spent most of the time outside..she went swimming this morning..but not me. Like you I don't like cold water. It needs to heat up some more for me. Around these parts we are no strangers to running the heat and air all in the same day! :-)

Sally's World said...

what a beautiful park, sound like the perfect relaxing day...

♥ Braja said...

Yeah, fill the car up with goodies that'll make your days so sweet together :))
xx

jennygirltherat said...

What a serene day. That kind of day can calm me for weeks, whenever I think of it. Even looking at that photo calms me down. The idea of unmotorized ambience, nothing but the wind and lapping water, birds and people's voices -- there are so few places to find that. There are no ordinances on waterways here, the only place to find such peace is one state park on the Catawba River -- and there is always distant traffic and motorboat noise from beyond the park.
Can I come visit you?

Aaron said...

wow awesome post looks like a great place. the photos are so calm looking. love it!

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DC Urban Dad said...

Sounds like a blast. I love kayaking. My parents have some down at the beach. We go kayaking in the sound. Great exercise.

Jim and Garret said...

I love picnics! We've been doing so many in our travels. So beautiful.

Garret
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a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

is "when you got the sail up" code for something dirty you were doing in that rental boat on the lake? you can tell me...come on....

hehehehe

Joanie M said...

LMAO!! Oh Heather! You DO have a dirty mind. No, I really did mean sail. The other came later. hehehe

The Retired One said...

Sounds like a perfect day!
I love the first few warm outings to nature every spring! I haven't done a picnic outdoors for a few years..you are giving me the urge to do it!
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Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh Joanie - that is a very beautiful place. thanks so much for linking!