Monday, February 07, 2005

Sundays in the Park with...Lola

Swinging in the Park with Lola Dora

Sundays in the park or at any time is always a special time for a child. I was no different. My sisters and I cherished the times we went to the park; this specific one was Burnham Park. Most of the times we just played on the swings, but there are many other things to do when you got tired of the swings. There were boats to ride, bikes, or the train. You can see the train in the background. Best of all, there were always the snacks. We would either get ice cream, kamote-que, peanuts with garlic, sliced mangoes, or if we were really good (or lucky), an actual sit-down merienda at one of the nearby restaurants, and we would religiously order the same thing, pancit loglog and halo-halo.


Mec said...


your pic, your post... reminded me of all my memories of my Lola...

i miss her so...

watson said...

Hello JMom! Do you remember the cement elephant that greets you at the entrance of the childern's park? We used to climb that. It's quite run-down now. Hmmm.

And there are also the swings that have seats facing each other, so you can converse while the swings rock to and fro with the cool breeze.

And there was also the thing that goes round and round, and you hang on to the metal bars like spokes on a wheel!

This reminds me of photos my older brother and sister has riding on bikes. I should definitely look for them.

JMom said...

Hi mec, thanks for dropping by! I've been missing my lola a lot lately, too.

Hi Watson, do I ever! We used to do the same, but only when my dad was with us. My lola would never let us climb on stuff. I remember that thing that goes round and round, I used to get so dizzy on it! But still kept doing it anyway. Now I would probably make myself sick getting on those things. Actually, I think those things have been banned from playgrounds here, deemed unsafe.

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