We have a gorgeous park here in the town I live in. It has a man made lake (stocked with fish!) complete with a walking trail all the way around it and a beautiful water fountain at one end. It also includes two water slides with a sandy beach area, a fun spray park for the kids and plenty of soccer fields.
We like to hang out there whenever we can as it is so beautiful and fun. This year they are even adding a huge playground for the kids. It really is fantastic and we feel blessed to have such a place here so close to where we live.
new playground almost complete 2013
So with all that fun to be had I make it a priority to keep a bag stocked and ready to go in the back of my van so we can go at a moments notice if we want. Sometimes that might be in the middle of some errands we are running or for a spontaneous picnic lunch. You never know when the opportunity will arise!
Remember awhile ago when I posted about my fun Thirty-One bag finds at the dollar store? Well one of those bags was perfect for this purpose especially with all the pockets around the outside to hold stuff.
The inside of my beach bag tote includes some towels for everyone and swim trunks. The outside pockets hold snacks, wipes and a mini first aid kit. The other side holds bug spray and sun protection spray. The two side mesh pockets hold water in case anyone gets a little thirsty.
I love that we are prepared now for some spontaneous fun…ha! Can it still be called spontaneous if you are prepared? I think so!
Do you keep a bag stocked in your vehicle for some prepared spontaneous fun? :)
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